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Seafood -

This is a traditional Portuguese dish, but even more specifically from Porto. This recipe owes its name to its creator José Valentim who was the owner of a restaurant in Porto in the 1940s. Here is the dish that so many love. Ingredients: 1 pound salted cod (bacalhau) 4 cups milk 2 medium-sized onions, sliced 4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup mayonnaise mashed potatoes from 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes black olives salt and pepper to taste Directions: Soak the cod well for at least 2 days with 3 water changes and cut it into large chunks. Add milk to...

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Salad -

  This colorful dish is easy to make. The Dijon mustard gives the dressing a nice tangy taste. This warm chourico and potato salad recipe will be the star of any meal when you use Portuguese sausage. Ingredients: 2 pounds small peeled potatoes, halved 1 link of chourico, sliced 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup parsley sprigs Dressing: 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil salt and pepper taste Directions: Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the...

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Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá is one of the most popular bacalhau (cod fish) recipe in Portugal. José Luís Gomes de Sá, was born in Porto, on 7 February 1851. Gomes de Sá was the son of a rich 19th century cod trader in Porto. The family fortune dwindled as there was a devastating fire in the warehouse.José then had to find a job at Restaurante Lisbonense, a restaurant in downtown Porto where he created this recipe.Gomes de Sá was not only a cod trader but also a food connoisseur. He used a well-known recipe for bolinhos de bacalhau or...

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Soup and Chowders -

The soup gets its name from the kidney beans, which are referred to as "stones". Legend has it that a hungry friar begging for food knocked at the door of a farm laborer’s house. When the laborer tried to turn him away, the friar picked up stones and asked him to lend him a pot and some water so that he could make a delicious stone soup. The laborer and his family agreed. As the water boiled, the friar remarked that the soup would improve considerably if they gave him some lard. Tasting the soup at various intervals, the friar...

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Beef and Pork -

A classic Portuguese steak recipe. This steak and egg recipe is one of the most recognized Portuguese dishes and it's served at many Portuguese restaurants in and outside of Portugal. Ingredients: 4 two inch thick sirloin steaks 1 cup red wine 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 tablespoons butter 4 large eggs 4 teaspoons butter or olive oil to cook eggs Side of Brown Gravy Directions: In a medium bowl, whisk together the wine, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade into a bowl or large freezer bag Place the steaks and bay...

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