Portuguese Homestyle Cooking Cookbook

Portuguese Chickpea Salad with Salt Cod

A no-fuss meal, this Portuguese salad–full of meaty chickpeas and flakes of salt cod–is tossed in a cider vinegar dressing and topped with chopped egg.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Portuguese Homestyle Cooking Cookbook

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.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A square bowl of deep-fried pastel com diabo dentro--or pastry with the devil inside--on a yellow-checked tablecloth

Pastel com Diabo Dentro

Tuna is marinated in peppers, garlic, and vinegar, sauteed with onions, and then tucked into pastry and fried. Oh yeah.

  • 2 H
  • 3 H
  • 1
An open jar of pear chutney with a cut pear and some leaves lying beside it.

Pear Chutney

Sugar—well, molasses—and spice and everything nice. That’s what pear chutney is made of.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Figs Stuffed with Foie Gras Mousse

Figs Stuffed with Foie Gras Mousse

Fresh figs are stuffed with a foie gras mousse flavored with figs, thyme, nutmeg, black or white truffles, and a touch of Cognac. Black-tie all the way.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6 H, 30 M
  • 0
Bowl of Portuguese fisherman's stew, which includes, clams, mussels, cod, tomatoes, and herbs--a slice of bread

Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew

Legal Sea Foods brings together all the ingredients of Portugal — onion, garlic, shellfish, cod, sausage, and tomatoes — in this delicious mariner stew.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 2
Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

These chocolate and rum buttercream creatures are known as Igels in Austria, where these edible versions bring a bit of whimsy to the everyday.

  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 7
Meringue Bubbles

Meringue Kisses

Just like a chocolate kiss, sorta, except they’re ethereally airy with a slight shortbread crunch. Definitely still chocolatey, though.

  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 3
Apricot and Goat Cheese Tarts

Apricot and Goat Cheese Tarts

These subtly sweet stone fruit tarts are perfectly appropriate for either breakfast or dessert or—because we know what you’re thinking—both.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A white bowl of Portuguese golden soup, or sopa dourada, filled with slices of sponge cake and a custard sauce

Sopa Dourada ~ Portuguese Golden Soup

Slices of sponge cake are dipped in a sugar syrup, drizzled with a custard sauce, and sprinkled with cinnamon in this Portuguese Christmas tradition.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Portuguese Homestyle Cooking Cookbook

Portuguese Grilled Pork Ribs

Meaty pork spareribs are marinated in Portugal’s molho de piri-piri, a traditional hot sauce, then grilled over an open flame.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 0