Baked oysters with spinach, parsley, or watercress was a seaside trend in the early 20th century, and a classic in modern times.
Not as famous as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean dip is just as delicious. Serve at room temperature with kabobs or crisp pita triangles.
For this specialty of Portugal, seared marinated pork and fresh clams meet in a spice-filled broth. Serve over fried potatoes cubes as the Portuguese do.
In this specialty of the Azores, the quail is marinated in sweet-and hot-paprika-scented beer for an intense flavor, then cooked in the marinade.
Shrimp are marinated in a little vodka, adding sweetness and improving their flavor. Curry powder and coconut milk give richness to a finished dish.
With its dark, dark chocolate and its indulgent amount of espresso, this incredibly moist mocha creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.
Rice pudding is a Portuguese staple. This lighter recipe, which doesn’t call for the traditional use of eggs, is flavored with lemon and dusted with cinnamon.
A liberal amount of chopped cilantro and tomato stirred into the pot just before serving makes this a memorable way of serving fava beans-Portuguese style.
Few vegetable combinations are more natural than green beans and new potatoes. A healthy dose of shallots adds brilliant flavor to this potato salad.
Tagliatelle with leeks and shrimp is an great alternative to pasta with heavy sauces. Here a light chicken stock complements sauteed leeks and shrimp. This is one of David’s favorite for more than 15 years.
A daube is simply a Provencal-style beef stew, chockablock with beef, carrots, onion, mushrooms, and olives in red-wine sauce. See? You’re fluent in French.
More than just French stew, Provencale Daube is a classic preparation rooted in geography. For a weekend dinner, make a day ahead for deeper beef flavor.
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