“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 […]
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 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.”
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
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 […]
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 […]
Bacalhau (salt cod), is the national dish of Portugal and Bacalhau à Brás is popular in the capital, Lisbon.
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.