Archive for “June, 2016”

Bacalhau Rice (Arroz de Bacalhau)

For those who love bacalhau, you will absolutely love this dish. For just about everyone else, you probably will too. Bacalhau Rice, or Arroz de Bacalhau, is one of the many unique takes on cooking bacalhau that also happens to be one of my favorites. The cod is simply combined with some cooked rice and perfectly complemented by the flavors of sauteed onions, garlic, olive oil, and freshly sliced leeks. Continue Reading…

Red Pepper Paste (Massa de Pimentão)

Photo Courtesy of Grafe e Faca

Massa de Pimentão is a classic Portuguese red pepper paste that is often used to season just about any ingredient with loads of flavor, most typically before roasting or grilling. As Massa de pimentão is most typically made at home, many have their own unique take on the recipe. Here is Fitta Wine’s wonderful take on Massa de Pimentão along with some red wine for added flavor.
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Carob Brownies (Brownies de Alfarroba)

Carob Brownies, or Brownies de Alfarroba, are a unique Portuguese style take on brownies using carob, known as alfarroba, as a substitute for cocoa. Carob has been commonly used throughout Portugal for centuries, as the warm and dry Mediterranean climate of southern Portugal yields the perfect environment for the carob trees to grow. Carob lends a uniquely sweet flavor and taste to the brownies that while different, in my opinion yields a better tasting brownie. Continue Reading…

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