Recipes Portuguese


Portuguese Cataplana

“Cataplana” is the word for both the dish and the spherical pot it’s cooked and served in. This fish and seafood stew is from the Algarve, in Portugal. You don’t need a cataplana dish, any deep dish such as a cast-iron casserole dish, Dutch oven or large pot. As long […]

european conger eel

Catch It and Cook It – Conger Eel

The largest species of eel found in European waters, growing up to three meters in length the Conger is relatively common around British shores living amongst rocks and hiding inside shipwrecks. Rarely taken home for eating, congers usually go back when caught by fishermen.


Caldeirada de Enguias

Caldeirada de Enguias is a Portuguese and Galician fish stew consisting of a wide variety of fish and potatoes. Described as “a fish muddle that varies from town to town and depends on what the fishermen have managed to catch.”

seafood pasta

Seafood pasta (Portuguese style)

This traditional Portuguese dish of seafood pasta is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner.
In my seafood pasta, I particularly like the clams, very typical of Portuguese cooking

clams with garlic and lemon

Clams à Bulhao Pato

Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato Portuguese Clams à Bulhao Pato are named after the 19th century poet, Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato. So enamoured was Pato by the light and fresh seafood dish he regularly wrote about it in his work. On the Algarve These clams bring back many fond […]

tomato and onion salad

Portuguese Tomato Salad

Sometimes less is more, and this really simple Portuguese tomato salad is much better than the sum of its ingredients. This simple but delicious salad makes a great accompaniment for meat or fish. Make it in advance to let the flavours mingle and you will be delighted. It reminds me […]

pastel de nata

Pastel de Nata

Pastel de Nata, an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon, has become very popular and widely available in the last few years. They go down really well with a cup of coffee.