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Caldeirada de Peixe – Portuguese Fish Stew

Caldeirada de Peixe is a traditional fish stew from Portugal, specifically from the coastal regions of the country where fishing is an important part of the local economy and culture. The dish is said to have originated in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, where it has been enjoyed for generations. The name […]

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Alcatra a Moda da Terceira – Meat Stew

Alcatra a moda da Terceira is a traditional dish from the island of Terceira in the Azores, Portugal. The recipe has its roots in the rural cooking of the island, where beef and other meats were often slow-cooked with local ingredients and seasonings. The dish is named after the large clay pot or “alcatra” that […]

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Azorean Malassadas – Must be Carnival time!

Background The origin of malassadas is believed to be in Portugal, where they are a traditional dessert that is especially popular during Carnival season. The word “malassada” comes from the Portuguese word “mal-assada,” which means “under-cooked” or “badly cooked.” It is said that the name refers to the fact that the dough for the malassadas […]

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Bacalhau Cozido com Batatas

Bacalhau, or salt cod, has been a staple in Portuguese cuisine for centuries. It is said that the Portuguese were the first to fish for cod in the waters around Newfoundland, Canada, and began salting and drying the fish to preserve it for the long journey back to Europe. This practice allowed for cod to […]

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