portuguese

If you love comida Portuguesa, then these Portuguese recipes–from petiscos and main courses to side dishes and desserts will delight. And there are recipes from the mainland as well as from the Azores.

When a Bifana is More than a Sandwich

David explains the comfort he found in a simple Portuguese sandwich whose name or popularity he didn’t know until years later. He simply knew at the time that it tasted like home.

Several cooked papo-secos on a wire rack.

Papo Secos | Portuguese Rolls

David explains how to make classic Portuguese papo secos, the stuff of everyday eating, that essentially look like cherubic little baby buns and have a taste that’s also divine.

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A bifana, a Portuguese pork sandwich on a white plate with a bottle of mustard in the background.

Bifanas ~ Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

In the pantheon of great Portuguese foods, there are few sandwiches that are more superlative than the bifana. Essentially pork, bread, and sauce, it’s comfort food at its simplest.

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A serving of Portuguese sawdust pudding layered in a martini glass.

Serradura ~ Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Perhaps the easiest dessert ever, this simple yet stunning Portuguese staple is made with just three ingredients. Cookies. Cream. And sweetened condensed milk.

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A cataplana with slices of spicy chouriço sausage and sweet clams in a tomato-onion broth

Portuguese Clams and Sausage

Clams, spicy sausage, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and aromatics meld in the Portuguese equivalent of a wok (or whatever pot you happen to have handy).

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A log of chocolate salami with two slices cut from the end on a white rectangular platter.

Salame de Chocolate | Chocolate Salami

An easy, no-bake, Portuguese classic made with crushed cookies, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and whatever nuts or dried fruit you happen to have around. And (hiccup) Port.

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Papa Leite

The Garden of Him

David ‘s dad, Papa Leite, died this weekend. To honor him, we’re rerunning this essay in which David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.