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.

A white bowl of caldo verde, or Portuguese kale soup with thinly sliced kale and a single chorizo coin floating in the center.

Portuguese Kale Soup ~ Caldo Verde

Considered Portugal’s national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
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Three presunto and cheese loaves on a wooden cutting board, with one cut into several slices and knife lying beside it.

Portuguese Sausage, Ham, and Cheese Bread

A traditional bread that’s heavily punctuated with Portuguese loveliness, including chouriço, presunto, and sheep’s milk cheese. Practically a meal unto itself. And a damn satiating one at that.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 8
A bowl with creamy green olive dip behind five slices of baguette with dip on one

Portuguese Green Olive Dip

For this dip, green olives are stirred into an eggless ‘mayonnaise’ made with milk, oil, anchovies, garlic, and white pepper. A tasty Portuguese olive dip.

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Crockery filled with bacalhau a Gomes de Sa--layers of salt cod, potato, and, onions; on top, sliced olives, quartered boiled eggs, parsley on wood

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 6
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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  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 35
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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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 8