Shrimp Pockets

This is a traditional Portuguese recipe of Rissois de Camarao. There are some variations of it, this one is my own. It may look intimidating but it is very easy, just a little bit time consuming. I like to start by making the dough and then the filling.

Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is enough to fill 2 frozen pie shells or one large pie.

Papas – Portuguese Porridge

Papas is comfort food. I know my mother cooked but I don’t remember any of her cooking except for papas. There are different variations of this recipe, sometime my mom would make it with rice, sometimes with cornstarch and sometimes, she would put an egg yolk in the centre of the plate and pour the boiling porridge over it. This recipe is just for the basic papas for one serving.

Pork Alentejo Style – Carne de Porco A Alentejana

There is an interesting story behind this dish. This dish originated in Algarve and not Alentejo. As the story goes, Alentejo had the best pork meat in the country, the pigs were raised on an a corn diet. In Algarve, the pigs were raised on fish leftovers and flour specifically made for the swine, where fish bones were incorporated in the milling process. That gave the pork meat a “fishy” flavour which was a dead giveaway as to where the the meat came from. One restaurant chef had the idea of incorporating clams when cooking the pork to mask the fishy taste the meat already had. People assumed the Alentejo style dish was made with Alentejo pork.

Overnight Fried Oatmeal

This is a nice change to breakfast. You can make it healthy or add a side of bacon and eggs for a not so healthy but delicious breakfast. This recipe is very versatile and simple.

Caldeirada de Bacalhau – Cod Stew

This is one of my favourite dishes, however, the title cod stew does not do it justice. It is merely a translation, if I had to name it, I would call it layered cod in the oven (because that is much better, lol). This dish is not only simple and delicious, it also is a one pot dish, the only dishes you will dirty to prepare it is the one dish you make it in and the knife you use to chop everything up. Although this dish is very tasty the day it is prepared, I really enjoy it the following day.

Carrot Cake

Very moist cake with great cream cheese icing.