Pastel de Nata / Custard Tart
Portugal's favorite sweet treat. Small open pastries with a sweet custard filling and a carmelised sugar topping. The pastry should be flakey and light, the filling creamy, eggy and sweet. The best Patel de Nata are actually known as Pastel de Belém, as they are made in the Belém area of Lisbon and their recipe is a closely guarded secret since the very first pasteis were made 1837. These delicious little cakes are available around the world, including China.
Bolinhos de Bacalhau / Cod Fish Fritters
Also known as “pasteis de bacalhau” these cod
fish fritters can be savoured as a starter or snack,
or along with rice and salad as main dish.
The batter behind this fried goodness is made of shredded cod fish, potatoes, eggs and parsley and
is cooked until golden crispy on the outside but smooth and melty on the inside.
Broa / Portuguese Corn Bread
Unlike the typical North American style cornbread, broa is made from a mixture of cornmeal and wheat or rye flour, and is leavened with yeast rather than baking powder or baking soda. This yeast bread has the rustic flavour and texture that suitably accompanies soups, especially caldo verde, a Portuguese soup made with tender kale, potatoes, and chouriço sausages. It's traditionally used to mop up soups and stews, then made into breadcrumbs when stale.
Rissois de Camarāo / Shrimp Croquettes
Rissois de Camarāo or Portuguese Shrimp Croquettes are savoury seafood patties filled with shrimp, minced onions, flour, parsley and spices. They are then deep fried in the signature Portuguese rissois style. They are perfect to eat as a side or on their own as a meal, but always sure to impress. Pairs great with a cool glass of Portuguese white wine. Enjoy!
Bolo Rei / King’s Cake
Bolo rei is a traditional Portuguese cake that is usually eaten around Christmas, from December 25 until January 6. It is a staple dessert in any Portuguese home during the holidays. The cake itself is round with a large hole in the centre, resembling a crown covered with crystallized and dried fruit. The bolo rei is baked from a soft, white dough, with raisins, various nuts, and crystallized fruit. Also included is the characteristic fava bean, and tradition dictates that whoever finds the fava has to pay for the
bolo rei next year.
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