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Portugal is a relatively isolated country in Europe, bordering only Spain. It is also a country with a long traditional of seafaring. The Portuguese cuisine reflects both of these aspects of the country, and is very different from that of other European countries.

Fish and seafood are both major and important parts of the Portuguese diet, but Portugal is also known for pork and salted cod. Additionally, Portuguese explorers and mariners brought back influences and spices from the New World, Africa, the Far East, and the East Indies, and these too form an important and exciting element of many Portuguese recipes.

Some popular Portuguese dishes include:
  • Fish and Shellfish - Thanks to Portugal's long maritime tradition, seafood is a popular and important element of the Portuguese diet. Seafood dishes include hake, horse mackerel (scad), lamprey, sardines (especially when grilled as sardinhas assadas), sea bass. Popular shellfish include crabs, lobster, octopus, scabbard. shrimp and squid.

  • Bacalhau - Bacalhau is salted cod - cod is usually eaten this way, because Portuguese traditional recipes date back to a time before the invention of refrigration. Theree are many different ways that bacalhau can be prepared - some people say that there is one recipe for every day of the year, but others claim 1,001.

  • Cozido á portuguesa - This is a traditional rich meat stew. The stew is made with meat (beef or pork most commonly, but sometimes chicken) as well as Portuguese smoked sausages, and a variety of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rice and turnips.

    Cozido á portuguesa

  • Caldeira - This is stew made using a mixture of different types of fish (and sometimes shellfish). Potatoes, tomato and onion are also added, and the stew made be flavored with spices. There are different regional and personal preferences as to the choice of spices, but some common combinations include ground ginger and curry powder, or nutmeg and saffron, cloves, allspice with piri-pri.

  • Pastéis de nata - One of the most popular Portuguese desserts. Pastéis de nata are small creamy tarts.
Pastéis de nata

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Classic Recipes of Portugal: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes

By Miguel de Castro e Silva

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Classic Recipes of Portugal: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes
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Explore this rich, varied and historic cuisine with an essential recipe collection, beautifully photographed throughout.

Taste Portugal | 101 easy Portuguese recipes (Volume 1)

By Maria Dias

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Taste Portugal | 101 easy Portuguese recipes (Volume 1)
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Taste Portugal, 101 easy Portuguese recipes from Tia Maria's Portuguese Food Blog by Food Blogger Maria Dias and her daughter Lisa Dias will bring you a taste of classic Portuguese cuisine into your home. The recipes contained in this cook book are easy for the everyday home cook to prepare, they’re made with simple ingredients, and they require basic equipment that most home cooks have in their kitchen. Portuguese cuisine is a simple and healthy Mediterranean style diet which consists of fresh fish and seafood, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, cheese, wine, olive oil, and egg rich desserts. In Portuguese culture, food has always been a central part of hosting social gatherings creating a welcoming atmosphere which makes even a stranger feel like family. These recipes will let you create your own special moments and fond memories with your family and friends. What began for Maria and Lisa as a challenging labor of love by simply sharing recipes on Tia Maria's Blog, has now transformed into a commitment of preserving the rich Portuguese food culture, promoting the nation’s cuisine, and inspiring people to learn how to cook these recipes so they can pass them on to the next generation. Come along, and learn how to cook 101 easy Portuguese recipes and taste Portugal!

Easy Portuguese Cookbook: 50 Authentic Portuguese and Brazilian Recipes (Portuguese Cookbook, Portuguese Recipes, Portuguese Cooking, Brazilian Cookbook, Brazilian Recipes, Brazilian Cooking Book 1)

By Chef Maggie Chow

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Released: 2015-12-10
Kindle Edition (172 pages)

Easy Portuguese Cookbook: 50 Authentic Portuguese and Brazilian Recipes (Portuguese Cookbook, Portuguese Recipes, Portuguese Cooking, Brazilian Cookbook, Brazilian Recipes, Brazilian Cooking Book 1)
 
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Learn the Portuguese and Brazilian Style of Cooking. With these 50 Authentic Brazilian and Portuguese Recipes!



So have you ever had food from Portugal or Brazil? This cookbook will illustrate exactly how easy these amazing dishes are to create at home.

But make sure you have a lot of chorizo and broth available, because these ingredients will be absolutely necessary when making these amazing Spanish dishes!

Soups are a staple in Portuguese cuisine and you will learn all of them in this cookbook.

You will absolutely love Brazilian Rice and Brazilian Ribs. And if you love soups the Portuguese have you covered.

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100 Portuguese Food Recipes

By Lev Well

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100 Portuguese Food Recipes
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Collection of 100 recipes of Portuguese traditional dishes, such as kale soup, piri piri, pork and clams, salt cod and so on... There are Appetizers and Salads recipes. Desserts, Baking and Beverages recipes. Soups and Hot Dishes recipes. And you have step-by-step cooking instructions for all the recipes.

Everyday Portuguese Home-style Cooking - 50 Great Recipes

By Kevin Cordeiro

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A collection of fifty delicious recipes that offer Portuguese dishes as well as some American favorites prepared using some ingredients and flavors of Portugal. Want to impress your friends with some mouthwatering Portuguese cooking? Everyday Portuguese Home-style Cooking can help you do all this. My easy to follow recipes will make it easy to cook delicious Portuguese American food.
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Delectable Portuguese Recipes: Your Go-To Cookbook of Tasty Mediterranean Ideas!

By Daniel Humphreys

Released: 2018-06-22
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Delectable Portuguese Recipes: Your Go-To Cookbook of Tasty Mediterranean Ideas!
 
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Portuguese cuisine is different from that found in many other parts of Europe and the Mediterranean, yet it is influenced by many countries in the region. Would you like to learn to cook authentic Portuguese recipes? This cookbook will help teach you how!

The roots of the foods made in Portugal lie in the native cooking and the ingredients that are obtained through the trade routes that were established hundreds of years ago. Seafood like cod, in addition to sausages, pastries, spices, rice and breads, are still the staple foods of lots of Portuguese meals.

Would you like to learn to integrate Portuguese tastes into your recipes at home?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This cookbook has all kinds of Portuguese ideas for you.

The cuisine of Portugal is usually hearty, and it relies on the freshest ingredients. From the northern mountains to the plains and hills in the south, the country offers a wonderful array of culinary delights.

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Recipes from my Portuguese Kitchen: 65 authentic recipes from Portugal, shown in over 260 photographs

By Miguel de Castro e Silva

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Explore the rich, varied and historic cuisine of Portugal in this sumptuous book, with appetizing recipes from a world-renowned Portuguese chef and restaurateur. Includes a fascinating introduction about the culture and regions of Portugal, and information about ingredients and special techniques.With tempting recipes ranging from chestnut and white bean soup to salted bacalhau with potato, and illustrated with over 260 inspirational photographs, this is the perfect way to discover a remarkable culinary heritage.


 
 
 

 
 
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