Take your pick from this mix of traditional recipes from different regions of Portugal. Expect each dish in the list to give you a taste of Portuguese cuisine — in the comfort of your home!
Rice, bread, spices, sausage, and seafood — these are the staples in every Portuguese kitchen.
Every lunch or dinner would have soup, and if there is soup, there is always bread served with it.
Dessert can be a pastry or the traditional sweet rice pudding.
Now you can try some (or all) of these Portuguese dishes in your own kitchen!
Rice and Side Dishes
Great as a side dish on its own, or as a main dish, with mixed seafood added into it.
Regardless of how this rice dish is served, I never thought a dish with such ‘no-frills’ ingredients would turn out as delicious as this one.
You have to try and discover it for yourself now. 🙂
I know there are regions in Spain that do this, but they bury it under the sand instead of baking it in the oven.
When I saw (and tried) this in Lisbon, I knew right away that it would be one of my regular potato side dishes here in Stockholm.
It’s all about this dish’s simplicity — the salt brings out the natural flavor of potatoes. Yum.
Try serving this deliciously nourishing soup on a cold (winter) night, and you would surely be reaching for a second bowl.
Excellent as an appetizer or as a light meal on its own!
Cakes and Pastries
A light cake that is perfect for snacks or dessert; and so quick to prepare as well!
Almost every region in Portugal has its own way of making this well-loved dessert.
Unlike other desserts that you normally don’t see during the holidays, this one is even (normally) served as part of the Christmas eve meal.