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How to Make Papo Secos (Portuguese Bread Rolls) Step-by-Step

How to make Papo Secos step-by-step. Hard and crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, they are used sandwich-style or as a side for soups and stews.

Porco a Alentejana (Pork with Clams Alentejo-style)

This is one of those quintessential Portuguese recipes that you will likely see on the menu of any Portuguese restaurant that you visit in the United States. One of the reasons for that is because it is so unusual. Who would think that clams atop a spicy mix of marinated pork would go together? But somehow it does!

Coffee is Serious Business in Portugal

Although it is the French and Italians who are best known for café culture, the Portuguese are no less enraptured by coffee. In fact, Portugal is one of the top four coffee-consuming nations in the European Union!

Joe Ponte's Kale Soup

This soup/stew is an Azorean staple and was certainly a staple in my family. When I think of this soup, I immediately think of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and of visiting my grandparents and other extended family.

Rice Pudding (Arroz Doce)

When most people think of rice pudding, they think of that dessert that is found in the glass refrigerated cabinets in diners--but the Portuguese version is different and, in fact, if you translate it into English it actually means "sweet rice."

Carrot Soup (Sopa de Cenoura)

Portuguese Carrot Soup is the perfect dish for an Autumn lunch or as a prelude to dinner.

Portuguese Codfish Balls

Grandpa's Portuguese Codfish Balls require a bit of preparation ahead of time, but the cooking itself is fast. What is most amazing about it is the fact that even though the codfish balls are deep fried, they are light on the tongue.

Batatas Fritas (Fried Potatoes)

It seems that every culture has some version of french fries, and the Portuguese are no exception. They are fond of their batatas fritas, which can be frequently found in small bars and cafes.

Shrimp Mozambique (Camarão Moçambique)

This spicy dish (Camarão Moçambique) with hot Spanish paprika is a favorite in Portugal. You can serve it as an appetizer, or as an entree over rice.

Peaches Roasted in Red Wine (PÍssegos Assados em Vinho Tinto)

In late summer and early autumn, there are a proliferation of peaches. This simple Portuguese dessert solves the problem of what to do with them after you get tired of just eating them whole. This is one of those recipes that is elegant, but not time consuming, so it is the perfect follow-up to a more complex meal.

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