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Doce de Tomate

Doce de Tomate, or Tomato Jam, is perfect for those with a sweet tooth and appetite for unique flavor profiles. Combining savory tomatoes with sugary sweetness makes for a delicious tasting spread perfect for just about any occasion. It is very easy to make and can be made quickly and stored away for anytime use. Doce de Tomate is great for making good use of tomatoes which are nearing or slightly beyond their expiration date.

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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)

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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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Fried Green Beans (Peixinhos da Horta)

Fried Green Beans, known in Portugal as Peixinhos da Horta, are a centuries old dish with tons of history that are easy to make and totally delicious. Peixinhos da Horta were initially made on Portuguese ships as a method of keeping the vegetables from going bad. These deliciously fried green beans were introduced in Portuguese travels to Japan and became the inception for what is now known as Japanese Tempura cooking. With the addition of some simple ingredients to flavor the green beans, these crunchy little fried green beans are the perfect snack, and great for serving when guests are around.
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