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Shrimp Mozambique - Gambas Mozambique

Serves 2 - (4 as appetizer )

  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup water 
  • 1 packet Goya saffron seasoning powder 
  • ½

Stewed Peas with Linguica Sausage and Eggs - Erivilhas Guisadas com Linguica e Ovos

Serves 4 to 6

This Arab influenced dish is one that may just convert a non-pea eater to a pea lover. It can also be made with baby fava beans, chick peas or even edamame. Using frozen tender peas makes this dish a snap to make in short order.

Graciosa Style Fritters - Filhoses a Moda de Graciosa

Makes about 3 dozen

This recipe comes from my friend Dilia. I have cut the recipe in half. The number of fritters depends on the size you make them but don't make them too small Dilia instructs or they will not expand as much.

Quick Chickpea Salad - Salada de Grao Rapida

Serves 1-2

  • One small (4 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • One small (4 counce) can oil packed tuna fish, drained
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • Chopped hard boiled egg (opt)
  • Red wine or apple cider vinegar to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley or cilantro
  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste

Pot Luck Soup - Sopa de Panela

Serves 8-10

Since there is a lot of utilizing what is on hand, it could be said that with the exception of a number of soups, a Portuguese cook might never serve the same soup twice.

Madeiran Potatoes - Batatas Madierense

Serves 2-4

I have adapted this recipe from my friend Helder, of Madeira adding grated semi-soft cheese to taste over the top before baking.

Easter Bread- -Folares de Pasqua

Makes 4-5 or several small ones

Please read the directions before starting.

Black Scabbard Stew of Madeira - Peixe-Espada Estufado de Madeira

Serves 6

Swordfish can be substituted for this dish or other firm fish.