Gluten-Free Portuguese Food — Menu Plan Sept. 15

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GFWorldPortIt’s another week of the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week’s Tastes of the World theme is Portuguese Food. 

OK. I don’t know a whole lot about Portuguese Food, so I had to do some research. I assumed the meals would be similar to other European meals, with maybe some Spanish influence. Eh… not exactly. What I found is that there are some meals that are very uniquely Portuguese.

With a long border on the Atlantic, Portuguese food frequently includes fish and shellfish. Grilled Sardines and recipes with Salted Cod are very common. This Seafood Rice Casserole and Portuguese Paella look yummy.

Soup is also a common dish served with lunch and/or dinner. Beth says this one is her favorite at The Portugal Years.  I also found recipes for Chicken Soup, Portuguese Sausage Kale Potato Soup, and Portuguese Bean Soup.

Cozido á Portugesa is a dish of meats and vegetables. Not sure if you would consider it a stew, but I’m sure you’ll find it to be tasty. It consists of a variety of meats and vegetables. Try this recipe at HubPages or this one at Tia Maria’s Portuguese Foodie Blog.

Desserts! Many Portuguese desserts are made with eggs. Rice Pudding is very common in Portugal. But, I really like the looks of this Chocolate Mousse. This Fruit Salad with Sweet Madeira Wine sounds wonderful, too.

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for Portuguese Gluten-Free Meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato, Green Bean Salad

Berry Fruit Salad

Berry Fruit Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

MondayPortuguese Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Tuesday – Chicken and Apple Sausage with Onions and Peppers

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Cod Fish and Potato Casserole, Roasted Asparagus

Friday – Grilled Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Berry Fruit Salad

Saturday – Portuguese Dry Rub Pork Spare Ribs, Fried Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach

Sunday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad reformulated with grapes and pine nuts

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori isn’t cooking Portuguese this week. However, she does have a lot of German food on her menu this week, so stop by to see what she’s cooking up. Her menu includes Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Simple Weeknight Chicken, Sausage and Sauerkraut, Hamburgers and Chef Salad.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth spent several years in Portugal as a kid and says her absolute favorite meals were the Portuguese Soup and Roasted Chicken. Also on her menu this week is Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry, Simple Corn Soup, Smoothies, Freezer Burritos, and Pizza with Salad.

Check back later to see else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for Portuguese Meals this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Gluten-Free Indian Dinners.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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Portuguese food! My favorite 🙂 I had almost forgotten about desserts–the rice pudding is like nothing I’ve ever eaten, but you are right…the chocolate mousse is the best!


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