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:
Monday – Portuguese 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
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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.
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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.
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