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.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of biting into a perfectly grilled piece of chicken, marinated in a sauce that’s as fiery as it is flavorful, then you’ve likely experienced the magic of Piri Piri sauce. This Portuguese culinary gem is the secret behind the irresistible taste of our Portuguese-Style Chicken Piri Piri, a recipe… Read more
Piri Piri Chicken, or Frango Piri Piri, as it’s known in Portugal, is a dish that tells a story of exploration, cultural exchange, and love for good food. The term ‘Piri Piri’ translates to ‘pepper pepper’ in Swahili, a language spoken in regions of Southeast Africa. The name is a nod to the bird’s eye… Read more
Bacalhau is more than just a food item in Portugal; it’s a national obsession. It’s said that there are 365 ways to cook Bacalhau, one for each day of the year, and some even claim the number is as high as 1,001! From the classic Bacalhau à Brás to the festive Bacalhau com Natas, this… Read more
Originating from a tavern in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, Bacalhau à Brás is a cherished dish in Portugal. It’s a shining example of how humble ingredients can be transformed into a gastronomic delight with a bit of skill and creativity. Let’s embark on the journey of creating this delightful dish. Read more
Olive oil in Caldo Verde is like the conductor in an orchestra, bringing together the individual elements to create a harmonious melody of flavors. It’s not just about adding fat to the dish; it’s about infusing it with a distinct aroma and flavor that only a high-quality olive oil can provide. Read more
Caldo Verde, which translates to ‘green broth,’ is a classic Portuguese dish that has been warming hearts and homes for centuries. Originating in the Minho Province in northern Portugal, this soup is a staple at Portuguese celebrations and family gatherings. Its simplicity, affordability, and delicious taste have made it a beloved dish not only in… 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.