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Bacalhau: where to eat the best salt cod dishes in Lisbon

  Here in Portugal, in cod we trust. Even though cod is not a fish that was ever found on the Portuguese coastline, which happens to indeed be rich in other species, no one can deny that this is one of the quintessential ingredients of Portuguese gastronomy. The history of how cod became popular in…

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May 7, 2022

Homestyle Portuguese food for the winter

  During the colder months, we crave foods that are nourishing, warming and that evoque a certain sense of nostalgia. If there is a time of the year when comfort food can be the most rewarding, winter is probably it! Even though eating out, take-away and home deliveries are increasingly popular in Portuguese cities, the…

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February 10, 2022

Bacalhau com broa – Portuguese Codfish with cornbread: recipe

Bread is an essential ingredient in the Portuguese food tradition. As such, we couldn’t help it but develop some dishes that blend our staple bread and our much beloved salted cod, bacalhau.  There are several recipes featuring bread and cod: bacalhau à brás,  açorda de bacalhau, tiborna de bacalhau, or the lovely gratin bacalhau espiritual….

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February 19, 2021

Açorda de camarão – recipe

The word açorda in Portuguese may stand for slightly different dishes, but always involving old bread. While açorda alentejana refers to an aromatic stock poured over bread slices, açorda by itself stands for a savory mashed bread concoction with a porridge-like consistency. Açorda, most typical from southern Portugal, is an edible example of how the…

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February 19, 2021

Migas – recipe

Just like açordas, migas are a type of savory bread recipe made to repurpose stale bread. While açordas resemble the consistency of porridge, migas are cooked until they form a sort of cake with a more binded texture. You can find dishes with the same name in a few other countries around the world. Migas…

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February 19, 2021

Portuguese recipes using old bread

Zero waste cooking is an emerging trend and it is becoming a priority right now. Due to a mix of increased awareness towards environmental sustainability, circular economy, food and money saving, and a sense of practicality that has been sharpened by the lockdowns happening all over the world, it feels like we’re going back to…

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February 19, 2021

Bread pudding with Port wine – recipe

When it comes to sweets, several countries use old bread to make their version of French Toast (in Portugal, those are called rabanadas) or bread pudding. You may not think bread pudding is Portuguese as such, but what if we were talking about a decadent pudding moistened by the powers of Port wine? We can…

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February 19, 2021

Ultimate guide to the best Portuguese soups – Part 2: Non-vegetarian soups from Portugal

  Welcome back. This article gives continuity to the previous published ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST PORTUGUESE SOUPS – PART 1: Vegetarian soups from Portugal  In this second part of this guide we will introduce you to the most hearty Portuguese winter soups in which the king ingredient is meat or fish. In fact, although…

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February 6, 2021

Ultimate guide to the best Portuguese soups – Part 1: Vegetarian soups from Portugal

  Comfort food is meant to be enjoyed all year round, but if there is one season that particularly asks for cosy warm dishes, that has got to be Winter. Here in Portugal, we love indulging in stews and heart-warming foods that tend to lean on the heavier side. But, sometimes, a good bowl of…

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February 6, 2021

Bacalhau à Brás – Portuguese Codfish Recipe

  Bacalhau. Even though this word is Portuguese for cod the truth is that, when anyone says bacalhau here in Portugal, we are referring to salted cod, which for us is the default. The Portuguese love affair with salted cod has been going strong for over 500 years. Portuguese waters are abundant in fish, yet cod isn’t…

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June 9, 2020