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Portuguese Recipes


Portugal is a relatively isolated country in Europe, bordering only Spain. It is also a country with a long traditional of seafaring. The Portuguese cuisine reflects both of these aspects of the country, and is very different from that of other European countries.

Fish and seafood are both major and important parts of the Portuguese diet, but Portugal is also known for pork and salted cod. Additionally, Portuguese explorers and mariners brought back influences and spices from the New World, Africa, the Far East, and the East Indies, and these too form an important and exciting element of many Portuguese recipes.

Some popular Portuguese dishes include:
  • Fish and Shellfish - Thanks to Portugal's long maritime tradition, seafood is a popular and important element of the Portuguese diet. Seafood dishes include hake, horse mackerel (scad), lamprey, sardines (especially when grilled as sardinhas assadas), sea bass. Popular shellfish include crabs, lobster, octopus, scabbard. shrimp and squid.

  • Bacalhau - Bacalhau is salted cod - cod is usually eaten this way, because Portuguese traditional recipes date back to a time before the invention of refrigration. Theree are many different ways that bacalhau can be prepared - some people say that there is one recipe for every day of the year, but others claim 1,001.

  • Cozido á portuguesa - This is a traditional rich meat stew. The stew is made with meat (beef or pork most commonly, but sometimes chicken) as well as Portuguese smoked sausages, and a variety of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rice and turnips.

    Cozido á portuguesa

  • Caldeira - This is stew made using a mixture of different types of fish (and sometimes shellfish). Potatoes, tomato and onion are also added, and the stew made be flavored with spices. There are different regional and personal preferences as to the choice of spices, but some common combinations include ground ginger and curry powder, or nutmeg and saffron, cloves, allspice with piri-pri.

  • Pastéis de nata - One of the most popular Portuguese desserts. Pastéis de nata are small creamy tarts.
Pastéis de nata

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Classic Recipes of Portugal: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes

By Miguel de Castro e Silva

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Classic Recipes of Portugal: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes
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Explore this rich, varied and historic cuisine with an essential recipe collection, beautifully photographed throughout.

The Best of Portuguese Cooking Cookbook: Enjoy the Many Flavors of Portugal

By Martha Stephenson

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The Best of Portuguese Cooking Cookbook: Enjoy the Many Flavors of Portugal
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This Portuguese Cookbook will introduce you to the many flavors of Portuguese cuisine. Portuguese cooking is heavy influenced by the exotic spices the Portuguese use to trade, as well as the sea.

Fish and other seafood are an important part of Portuguese cooking, and this Cookbook has an abundance of wonderful and unique recipes. In addition to seafood, Chourico, a spicy sausage, is a standard in Portuguese cooking, adding an abundance of flavors to its dishes.

The Portuguese are also known for their sweet-tooth. This Portuguese Cookbook contains many rich, sweet desserts the whole family will love.

Portuguese cuisine is unique, rich and flavorful. The recipes in this cookbook are also easy to prepare. Treat your family to the exotic, rich dishes of Portugal.

My Portuguese American Kitchen - Recipes with a Portuguese Accent: Easy and Delicious Recipes for the Home Cook

By Kevin Cordeiro

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Paperback (84 pages)

My Portuguese American Kitchen - Recipes with a Portuguese Accent: Easy and Delicious Recipes for the Home Cook
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Most of my family memories revolve around food, especially family holidays. Everyone knows how important food and wine are in Portuguese culture. In My Portuguese American Kitchen, you'll find classic Portuguese dishes. I have also embraced many American favorites, with a passion.

In My Portuguese American Kitchen, I share traditional recipes and some Portuguese inflected recipes. Recipes I made for family and friends, recipes with a Portuguese accent. I also love the lighter bites, perfect with a glass of wine: salt cod puffs, or shrimp cakes. And, I didn't forget the sweets. Moist and delicious coconut cake and the traditional Portuguese rice pudding.

My Portuguese American Kitchen has the food that I love and that you and your family will love too. It's a cook book that home cooks will reach for again and again.

My Portuguese American Kitchen includes my popular recipe, Stuffed Clams (Quahog Stuffie). Many have asked for this recipe and it's the first time in print. This book is illustrated with color photographs throughout.

Easy Portuguese Cookbook: 50 Authentic Portuguese and Brazilian Recipes (Portuguese Cookbook, Portuguese Recipes, Portuguese Cooking, Brazilian Cookbook, Brazilian Recipes, Brazilian Cooking Book 1)

By Chef Maggie Chow

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Released: 2015-12-10
Kindle Edition (170 pages)

Easy Portuguese Cookbook: 50 Authentic Portuguese and Brazilian Recipes (Portuguese Cookbook, Portuguese Recipes, Portuguese Cooking, Brazilian Cookbook, Brazilian Recipes, Brazilian Cooking Book 1)
 
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Learn the Portuguese and Brazilian Style of Cooking. With these 50 Authentic Brazilian and Portuguese Recipes!



So have you ever had food from Portugal or Brazil? This cookbook will illustrate exactly how easy these amazing dishes are to create at home.

But make sure you have a lot of chorizo and broth available, because these ingredients will be absolutely necessary when making these amazing Spanish dishes!

Soups are a staple in Portuguese cuisine and you will learn all of them in this cookbook.

You will absolutely love Brazilian Rice and Brazilian Ribs. And if you love soups the Portuguese have you covered.

So are you ready to take a trip to Portugal and Brazil? Then try these 50 authentic recipes and discover the amazing style of Latin and Spanish cooking.

And don’t forget, this is effortless cooking. These Portuguese recipes will be super easy!

Here is a Preview of the Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Portuguese Bread
  • Brazilian Chorizo Soup
  • Pollo al Ajillo (Garlic and Chicken Stir Fry)
  • Easy Ribs from Brazil
  • Western European Gazpacho
  • Much, much more!


Pick up this cookbook today and get ready to make some interesting and great tasting Portuguese meals!

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Taste Portugal | 101 easy Portuguese recipes (Volume 1)

By Maria Dias

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Taste Portugal | 101 easy Portuguese recipes (Volume 1)
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Taste Portugal, 101 easy Portuguese recipes from Tia Maria's Portuguese Food Blog by Food Blogger Maria Dias and her daughter Lisa Dias will bring you a taste of classic Portuguese cuisine into your home. The recipes contained in this cook book are easy for the everyday home cook to prepare, they’re made with simple ingredients, and they require basic equipment that most home cooks have in their kitchen. Portuguese cuisine is a simple and healthy Mediterranean style diet which consists of fresh fish and seafood, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, cheese, wine, olive oil, and egg rich desserts. In Portuguese culture, food has always been a central part of hosting social gatherings creating a welcoming atmosphere which makes even a stranger feel like family. These recipes will let you create your own special moments and fond memories with your family and friends. What began for Maria and Lisa as a challenging labor of love by simply sharing recipes on Tia Maria's Blog, has now transformed into a commitment of preserving the rich Portuguese food culture, promoting the nation’s cuisine, and inspiring people to learn how to cook these recipes so they can pass them on to the next generation. Come along, and learn how to cook 101 easy Portuguese recipes and taste Portugal!


 
 
 

 
 
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