Portuguese recipes

My Seafood Obsession

My Seafood Obsession

I was totally spoiled on my recent trip to Portugal. From delicious restaurant dishes to homecooked meals  made by loving family members. My food experience this year was extraordinary. Here are some of my favourites…by the way…I gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. Crab, snails […]

Smoked Bacon and Broccoli Quiche (toucinho)

Smoked Bacon and Broccoli Quiche (toucinho)

When I am looking for a quick meal I love to make quiche. By having a few simple ingredients on hand, such as eggs, cheese and frozen pie shells, one can quickly whip up a quiche. I add a variety of other ingredients to give […]

Whiting and Shrimp in beer sauce

Whiting and Shrimp in beer sauce

We love fish and all kinds of seafood…that being said, it can be costly. I love to make dinners that are quick and simple without too many ingredients. Adding whiting slices to this shrimp recipe makes for a hardy meal that will serve 4 to […]

Vila Nova de Gaia –  Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia – Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia and the Douro River Vila Nova de Gaia is a must see destination if you are visiting Portugal.  I was there with my family in 2010 and fell in love with it.  Simply known as Gaia by the locals, the city is located on the […]

Giant Custard Tart (Tarte de Pastel de Nata)

Giant Custard Tart (Tarte de Pastel de Nata)

  The Pastel de Nata, custard tart, is one of the most famous Portuguese treats. Made famous by the Pastéis de Bélem, it can now be found in bakeries and restaurants all over the world. There are several variations to the recipe as the original […]

Crusty Bread

Crusty Bread

I will break any diet when I come face to face with warm crusty bread…pass the butter or the Quince Marmalade!  Bread is my weakness so I must confess that I don’t make this recipe very often but that being said, it is a easiest […]