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Portuguese Black Pudding (Morcela)

Morcela, or Portuguese Black Pudding, is probably the most unique thing to eat in Portuguese cooking. But let me tell you, if you can brave the initial hesitance of eating blood pudding, you will love it as much as all the Portuguese do. Morcela is blood sausage at its finest, unbelievably rich and flavorful with the perfect amount of spice. It is typically seen being eaten on almost every Portuguese dinner table in a cozido or at any event, it is that good. It is actually very healthy to eat as it is full of iron. If you are brave enough, try it out and tell us what you think, we’re sure you’ll love this one.
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Portuguese Beef Croquettes (Croquetes de Carne)

Croquettes are one of the most popular and widely known Portuguese food dishes. They are made with just about any type of meat and are perfect on their own or as a side dish. The most traditional of these croquettes are Croquettes de Carne, or Portuguese beef croquettes. These beef & chourico cakes are shaped as a cylinder and are surrounded with a crunchy golden fried dough shell. They are packed with lots of delicious flavor and great for serving when guests are around.
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Azorean Style Tuna Steaks (Bifes de Atum à Moda do Açores)

Bifes de Atum à Moda do Açores, or Azorean Style Tuna Steaks are one of the most traditional and delicious dishes from the islands of the Azores. Lightly cooked tuna steaks are quite possibly one of my favorite meats to eat, especially with an extra signature Portuguese spice kick along with some fresh vegetables on the side. Being Azorean I have had this dish many a time and fresh tuna made this way just never gets old. Try this delicious Azorean dish out, and tell us what you think!
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