Portuguese Easter traditions are kept alive in Newark, NJ, by preparing traditional Easter dishes of lamb, peas with eggs, and flan.
This peas and eggs dish, so typical in Portuguese homes, especially in spring and Easter, is a cinch to make. Just sear the bacon, poach the eggs, and assemble. Oh, and eat.
A classic recipe in Portugal, this dish features softly scrambled eggs filled with fried potatoes and shards of salt cod. On top: olives and parsley.
This dish, called Trutas a Moda de Braganca, consists of trout wrapped in a deep red jacket of smoked Portuguese ham and fried in bacon drippings.
Pork and clams, a classic Portuguese combination, are paired with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and a pinch of crushed pepper. For a twist, bone-in pork loin is used.
Pairing seafood with sausage is very Portuguese. Here seared halibut is matched up with a stew of Spanish chorizo, chickpea, and cabbage. Cilantro is on top.
A traditional recipe on Christmas Eve in Portugal, this dish of salt cod, potatoes, and cabbage is drizzled with a garlic oil and topped with hard-boiled eggs.
Tuna is marinated in peppers, garlic, and vinegar, sauteed with onions, and then tucked into pastry and fried. Oh yeah.
Slices of sponge cake are dipped in a sugar syrup, drizzled with a custard sauce, and sprinkled with cinnamon in this Portuguese Christmas tradition.