Christmas Dinner & the Top 3 Recipes of 2017 – Decor and Dine

Christmas Dinner & the Top 3 Recipes of 2017

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Eve is almost here and for most Portuguese households that means cod for Christmas Eve dinner, Seafood at midnight and many many desserts!

Traditionally many families boil the cod and eat it with boiled potatoes and kale, drizzled with olive oil of course. At our house we have the cod fried, with mashed potatoes and shredded carrots. That too gets drizzled with olive oil sauce. The cod is simply covered with yellow corn flour and then fried. It is super easy!

fried cod

We usually start with octopus that has been cooked, cut into small pieces and tossed with parsley, olive oil and vinegar.


Every Portuguese table must also have Bolo Rei at this special time of the year!

bolo rei

This year the top three recipes on the Blog are:


Coconut Tarts/Queijadas de Coco

Coconut tarts


Coscorões/Portuguese fried dough



Pao de Lo

pao de loAll of these are great additions to your Christmas table.

Merry Christmas! Feliz Natal!

Margaret Christmas

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