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Soup and Chowders -

Living in coastal New England, having a good recipe for New England Clam Chowder is an absolute must. You won’t go back to clam chowder after this one. It is absolutely delicious! There won’t be a drop left in the bowl.Ingredients: 8 tablespoons salted butter (1 stick) 1 cup ground chouriço 1 small onion (diced) 2 single stalks celery (diced) 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon hot crushed red pepper ½ cup flour 1 cup clam juice 1 ½ cups chicken broth 1 ¾ cup thawed frozen corn kernels ½ pound raw small...

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Appetizers -

You know how bacon is all the rage these days? Bacon dipped in chocolate, bacon topped donuts, bacon beurre blanc and so and so. For me, it’s all about chourico. I’m constantly looking for ways to incorporate it into my cooking and seldom pass up an opportunity to eat a dish in which it is a key component. Now chourico is good by itself, but chourico and tangy goat cheese together? That sounded like a combo that was too good to pass up.After eating a half batch for lunch, I can say with certainty that I have a new hors...

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Beef and Pork -

This recipe comes from my vovó (grandmother) on my mother’s side of the family. It seems that every family has their own recipe for how to make cacoila. My favorite dish from my childhood.My grandmother used beef, pork and pork liver, but I leave the liver out. Generally you use an inexpensive cut of beef or pork, and then simmered for several hours to absolute tenderness and perfection. In fact, a more expensive cut of meat like pork tenderloin, for example, will not work as well. It will lack the fat needed to keep the meat juicy during the long...

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Appetizers -

This is a twist on an Asian classic, egg rolls with a Portuguese accent. Egg rolls with chourico and kale make these irresistible.Ingredients: ½ cup diced red bell pepper 1 tablespoon chopped green onions 1 cup ground chourico, chorizo or linguica (use what’s available in your area) ½ cup of fresh or frozen kale 2 diced pickled jalapeno peppers 1 teaspoon parsley ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoons ground cumin ¼ cup can black beans ¾ cup shredded, Monterey jack cheese Egg wash (2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of water, beat well)...

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Soup and Chowders -

This recipe for Portuguese kale soup is a crowd favorite that has nourished family and friends for generations. This is a very flavorful soup. The Chouriço gives the broth a good flavor. Kale soup is a winter wonder. Serve with warm crusty bread. A great next day soup and freezes well. Serves 6   Ingredients: ½ gallon of water (8 cups) 4 beef bouillon cubes 1 teaspoon of gravy master or kitchen bouquet 1 bunch of kale. Pull leaves of stems and chop, discard stems 2 links of chouriço, sliced 1 pound of stew meat ½ small head of cabbage,...

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