Focus of the week
Portuguese Style Rabbit Stew
Welcome to PortuGourmet’s “Week of Basics,” where we’ll embark on a culinary journey to discover the delights of Portuguese cuisine. This week, we aim to set a strong foundation for understanding and appreciating the richness of Portugal’s food culture. Our posts will cover everything from the most cherished traditional recipes to the essential ingredients that form the backbone of Portuguese cuisine. We’ll explore the origins and uses of Piri-Piri sauce, the secrets behind creating the perfect Bacalhau dish, and the art of savoring the legendary Pastéis de Nata. Furthermore, we’ll learn about the unique flavors and textures of Portuguese gourmet products, such as distinctive wines, rich olive oils, and flavorful canned fish. As we dive into the heart of Portuguese cuisine, you’ll find handy tips, fun facts, and enlightening stories about Portugal’s gastronomic heritage.
Discover our unique Port Wine Chocolate Mousse recipe! This Portuguese-inspired dessert blends rich dark chocolate and port wine for a decadent treat! Read more
Marinating is a technique used worldwide, but in Portuguese cuisine, it takes on a life of its own. It’s not just about tenderizing meat or adding a dash of flavor. It’s a carefully honed skill, a dance of ingredients that imbues our food with a depth and complexity that is quintessentially Portuguese. Read more
Carne de Vinha d’Alhos is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of family and heritage. Often served during family reunions on Christmas Eve in Madeira, this dish brings warmth and joy to the table with its rich, garlicky aroma and succulent, wine-infused pork. Read more
Mussels, with their briny, oceanic flavor, are a favorite in Portuguese cuisine. When cooked in a fragrant white wine sauce, they transform into a dish that is both simple and luxurious, rustic and refined. This recipe is a celebration of these humble shellfish, elevated by the crisp acidity of white wine and the aromatic blend… Read more
Port wine, with its rich, sweet, and complex flavor profile, is not just a delightful drink to savor; it’s also a fantastic ingredient that can elevate your dishes to new heights. When used in cooking, especially in a dish like braised beef, it imparts a unique depth of flavor that’s truly unmatched. Read more
At PortuGourmet, we’re passionate about sharing the rich and diverse flavors of Portuguese cuisine with the world. Founded by a team of food enthusiasts, our mission is to inspire and guide you on a culinary journey through Portugal, right from your own kitchen. We believe in the power of food to connect people and cultures, and we’re dedicated to bringing you authentic, easy-to-follow recipes, insightful articles, and expert tips. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, we’re here to help you explore and enjoy the best of Portuguese food. From traditional dishes like Cozido à Portuguesa and Bacalhau à Brás to gourmet products like fine wines and olive oils, we cover it all. Join us at PortuGourmet, and let’s savor the taste of Portugal together.