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.
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.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.
Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon
A richly porky, nicely salted, slightly peppery, pleasantly sweet taste with a lingering maple syrup flavor. That’s what you can expect from this crazy easy homemade bacon.
Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts
Not Portuguese? Not a problem. It won’t lessen your appreciation for these little lovelies with the shatteringly crisp pastry cradling ridiculously creamy custard.
Portuguese Orange Olive Oil Cake
This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.
Portuguese Onions, Chestnuts, and Bacon
This sautéed onions, chestnuts, and bacon recipe is a salty, caramel-y, and unexpectedly ideal-y mashup of ingredients as a Thanksgiving side dish.
Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa
Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole.
Our recipe for fabulous ketchup made at home. Oh yes, you can. And it’ll have a flavor unlike anything you can find at the store.
Waffle Fried Chicken with Spicy Bourbon Maple Syrup
Fried chicken as you’ve never, ever experienced. Waffle-battered thighs are fried until crisp and doused with a spiked syrup that boasts a sweet heat.
Fresh Tomato Tart
A perfectly flaky crust. A simple goat cheese filling. Some fresh pesto. And those spectacular heirloom tomatoes sitting on your counter. Surprisingly simple. Impressively spectacular.
Portuguese Piri-Piri Hot Sauce
Hot, spicy chiles are the heart and heat of this piri-piri sauce, which is used on chicken, shrimp, pork—just about any dish in Portugal.
Smoked Pickled Potatoes with Aioli
Yep. We smoked, pickled, and fried these spuds. And we’ve no regrets. David divulges—and indulges—all in this blog post.
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.
If you’re looking for a lively dish, this is not it. Rather, it contains hints of Tuscany here and there in a subdued fashion.
Portuguese Pork and Clams ~ Porco Alentejana
A specialty of Portugal that’s a superbly comforting and oh-so-satisfying dish of marinated pork shoulder and briny clams in a white wine and red pepper sauce.
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).
Malassadas ~ Portuguese Doughnuts
Say olá to these Portuguese-style doughnuts from the Azores Islands, essentially crispy, puffy fried dough goodness.
Blood Orange Pound Cake
Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.
Portuguese Turkey with Two Stuffings
Our very own David Leite shares the recipes behind the drama-drenched Thanksgiving stuffings he grew up with at his family’s Portuguese table.