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    Sackville
    Wed May 16, 2007 6:42 am
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    Well, a little birdie told me that this forum was brand new so I thought I'd pop in with photos of some of the wonderful food we ate in Portugal! Prices are very low there compared to the rest of Europe so we ate out a couple times, something we almost never do elsewhere in Europe as we are trying to travel on 25 euros a day for the two of us. One low-cost restaurant in most of Europe can blow that easily but in Portugal we ate very well indeed for very little.

    This is a photo of a meal of grilled fish, boiled potatoes, salad and red wine:



    Maybe someone can translate this one, it was the menu from the same restaurant:



    This was our Easter Sunday breakfast, with a bread that has eggs baked into it. The bread is kind of sweet.



    Another meal of grilled fish, with salt on the skin. Yummmmy!



    Morning coffee, which always comes with lots of sugar:



    This town lists sausage as one of its top attractions!!



    A shop selling sausage and cheese at Torre, Portugal's highest point on the mainland, 1993m up. Yes, we cycled to the top!



    And finally, a very tired looking Andrew with the cheese, sausage and wine, after that climb up.

    French Tart
    Wed May 16, 2007 10:16 am
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT thank you enough for your GORGEOUS photos!!!!!!!!

    BTW - I got your last z-mail - I have been so busy - but I will answer it SOON icon_rolleyes.gif and you are about 2 hours away from us..............I will TRY to se if I can get down, but husband M is in hospital at present........how long are you there for?????

    GREAT photos - especially the fish!!!!!! Loved them all - keep us posted on your travels..............oh yes, when you get back - I have all those recipes you asked about!!!! icon_wink.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

    See you soon - keep calling by and hopefully I will make a day trip down to see you! icon_wink.gif icon_biggrin.gif

    Love FT icon_biggrin.gif
    Stella Mae
    Wed May 16, 2007 6:26 pm
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    These are marvelous photos, makes us feel as if we are right there with you. Thanks, Sackville!
    kiwidutch
    Wed May 16, 2007 6:40 pm
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    WOW.. I had to remind myself not to start licking the computer screen LOL

    Yummo! EXCELLENT photos Sackville...

    I had no hope of any photos like that while we were in portugal with DD and DS to keep under control icon_wink.gif
    greysangel
    Wed May 16, 2007 6:40 pm
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    Beautiful pictures! I am first generation American..my mom from Oporto and my father from Azores. I can translate some of that sign icon_biggrin.gif

    Plates of the day:

    Mao I'm not sure what that is but it's "of beef" with Grao don't know icon_smile.gif

    Grilled Porkchops
    Grilled Lard (?!)
    Little steaks with mushrooms
    Portuguese style beef
    not sure about robalo
    Baked cod dish (traditional portuguese dish with potatoes, onion, cod and egg)
    The other two items are grilled but not sure what.

    The sweet bread looks fantastic!
    Sackville
    Thu May 17, 2007 3:41 am
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    greysangel wrote:
    Baked cod dish (traditional portuguese dish with potatoes, onion, cod and egg)]


    Wow, thanks for translating! That baked cod dish sounds very much like something I had elsewhere in Portugal and it was delicious. Does anyone have a recipe?
    French Tart
    Thu May 17, 2007 4:17 am
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    ~♥Sackville♥~ wrote:
    greysangel wrote:
    Baked cod dish (traditional portuguese dish with potatoes, onion, cod and egg)]


    Wow, thanks for translating! That baked cod dish sounds very much like something I had elsewhere in Portugal and it was delicious. Does anyone have a recipe?


    I have a Basque French version??? Food often crosses the border................... icon_wink.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    French Tart
    Thu May 17, 2007 4:20 am
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    greysangel wrote:
    Beautiful pictures! I am first generation American..my mom from Oporto and my father from Azores. I can translate some of that sign icon_biggrin.gif

    Plates of the day:

    Mao I'm not sure what that is but it's "of beef" with Grao don't know icon_smile.gif

    Grilled Porkchops
    Grilled Lard (?!)
    Little steaks with mushrooms
    Portuguese style beef
    not sure about robalo
    Baked cod dish (traditional portuguese dish with potatoes, onion, cod and egg)
    The other two items are grilled but not sure what.

    The sweet bread looks fantastic!


    WELCOME and thanks!!!!!!!!SmileyCentral.com I have been to the Azores - BEAUTIFUL place - loved the two volcanic lakes, one green and one blue!!! Just amazing and GREAT food too!!!!!!!!!
    Great to see you here................we have a Spanish Glossary - fancy helping out with a Portuguese one??????SmileyCentral.com

    FT icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
    greysangel
    Fri May 18, 2007 6:47 am
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    I would be happy to help out! I'm still sort of working my way around the site (meaning I haven't quite figured out how to create more than two cookbooks yet without duplicating recipes in places! icon_rolleyes.gif ), but one of the things I would really like to do is to convert the handful of my mom's recipes off paper and online.

    I will try to get the Bacalhau recipe from her..the ones I'm seeing online look more spanish than portuguese. Bacalhau is actually just portuguese for salted cod, but the casserole I'm talking about is the most popular/well known presentation of this dish...at least in Porto icon_lol.gif

    Ok just did a little more digging and the one I'm talking about is Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa which originated in Porto (thanks to wikkipedia!) Here's an Emeril version: (my mom uses green olives)

    Ingredients needed:

    1 1/2 pounds salt cod
    1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
    2 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
    1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    Salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    2 pounds waxy potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick and cooked until tender
    4 hard boiled eggs
    8 black olives
    1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

    Soak the cod in cold water to cover for 24 to 36 hours, changing the water occasionally, drain. Flake the cod into small pieces, removing any bones. Set aside. In a large sautÚ pan, over medium heat, add 1/4 cup of the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and the garlic. Season with salt and pepper. SautÚ until slightly golden, about 6 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 350║F.

    Grease a medium ovenproof casserole dish with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.

    Spread half of the potatoes over the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle half of the salt cod over the potatoes. Place half of the onion mixture over the salt cod. Top the onion mixture with more salt cod. Place another layer of potatoes over the top of the cod. Drizzle the entire pan with the remaining 1/4 cup of oil. Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden. Place on a serving platter. Garnish with the sliced eggs, olives, and parsley.

    Yield: 4 to 6 servings
    kiwidutch
    Fri May 18, 2007 7:14 am
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    After my trip to the Portuguese shop, I have salt cod soaking in water in a pot in my fridge as I type... this looks like an excellent recipe to use it in.. is it posted on Zaar yet PLEASE ?

    ( icon_eek.gif did you maybe notice the small hint??? rotfl.gif)
    French Tart
    Fri May 18, 2007 8:31 am
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    I can buy salt cod readily in French supemarkets - my favourite dish is Morue Brandade..........mmmmm............I have copied that recipe for now, thanks!

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    greysangel
    Fri May 18, 2007 9:35 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    kiwidutch... icon_smile.gif wrote:
    After my trip to the Portuguese shop, I have salt cod soaking in water in a pot in my fridge as I type... this looks like an excellent recipe to use it in.. is it posted on Zaar yet PLEASE ?

    ( icon_eek.gif did you maybe notice the small hint??? rotfl.gif)


    I will this morning I promise icon_biggrin.gif
    Gandalf The White
    Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:20 pm
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    We (DS, 14; DD, 17; me, >55) just got back from a 16 day whirlwind trip: Spain, Portugal and a 1/2 day at Gibraltar. DS and DD were mortified by my taking pictures of food, so I only have a few to post. On the other hand, this is my 3rd trip to Portugal (but first into the Douro valley and to Porto) and 3rd to Spain (but the previous trips have been business to Madrid, Barcelona).

    This time, it was history and art: Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo, Milan and then Lisbon, Tomar, Pinhao (in the center of Port country) and Porto.

    Since we seem to be talking about bacalhao right now, there is a restaurant just outside Lisbon, near the Tagus River called "A Casa de Bacalhao" ("The House of Bacalhao") -- yes, there are some non-fish dishes, but the bulk of the menu is every way to serve Bacalhao you could imagine. The Portuguese eat more fish per capita than any other EU nation and probably more bacalhao than the other countries that include that in their cuisine (Spain, France, Italy).

    There are a number of classic preparations: bacalhao with onions; bacalhao with basil (or with spinach); bacalhao in a tomato sauce ... and it can be grilled, sauteed, braised. Goes beautifully with a fruity Portuguese wine, especially a vinho verte.

    One of the tricks I picked up is that if your bacalhao is still a bit salty after the water soaks (in the fridge, for 24-36 hours, changing the water every 6 hours if possible), do a last soak in milk -- the saltiness will disappear and you will get the most incredible flavor.

    I'll start posting pictures next week.

    Jason (aka GandalftheWhite)
    French Tart
    Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:24 am
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    Thanks again Jason - for your great post! I know about the milk trick for salt cod - it also works for salty hams too!

    Back later...............they are calling me for lunch - probably as I am supposed to be cooking it!! icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    kiwidutch
    Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:41 pm
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    I have some salted cod ( from the portuguese speciality shop) in the bottom of my fridge right now... gotta go recipe hunting! icon_biggrin.gif
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