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.

Two white bowls of Portuguese fennel soup with spoons resting inside and crusty bread on the side.

Portuguese Fennel Soup

Fennel soup, or sopa de funcho in Portuguese, is a staple in Madeira and the Azores Islands. This recipe is full of fennel, pork, sausage, cabbage, and beans.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A wide ceramic bowl filled with Portuguese duck risotto, topped with orange zest and parsley.

Portuguese Duck Risotto

A dreamy, creamy riff on the classic arroz de pato, this dish call in flavor favors from duck, cured ham, spicy sausage, and tangy oranges.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 11
A piece of Portuguese tea flan on a white plate, drizzled with caramel sauce with the remaining flan in a bowl in the background.

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
Milk Mayonnaise variations

Milk Mayonnaise

Known as maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is an incredibly creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

  • (20)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 211
Slices of broa, or Portuguese corn bread, on a plate with a bowl of olives and an bowl of choiriço sliced

Broa ~ Portuguese Corn Bread

A traditional Portuguese cornbread that’s unlike its American counterpart. There’s nothing crumbly about it although there is a heck of a lot to love about it.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 8