Coscorões (Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon)

Coscorões (Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon)

Because Portuguese food has (and continues to be) so much a part of my life, I can’t help but share with you another food memory of mine.  Today, I’m sharing with you a recipe for Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon, also known at our house as Coscorões. My grandmother would make Coscorões for us growing up. We always looked forward to eating these yummy treats. They are like sugary, cinnamon-y, crispy chips! The …

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Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Mama’s Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Yes, that’s right, I’m back with yet another one of my mother’s yummy recipes.  You’re very welcome! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing her recipe for Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken. Let’s not waste any time, and just get into it! For this recipe, we are using 4 skin-on chicken leg quarters with the bone, that have been rinsed in water, then rinsed in vinegar, and with any unwanted fat removed. To make this dish, you have to start …

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Best Portuguese Black Beans Side Dish Recipe | HomeHeartnSoul

Portuguese Black Bean Side Dish Recipe

I’m back with another one of my mother’s recipes! Today, I’m sharing with you her healthy and delicious Portuguese Black Beans Side Dish Recipe…YUM! We often had these delicious beans served in our home for dinner, as it pairs nicely with many different Mains. This is also a lovely fall dish, using lovely fall flavours to really enhance the beans. Not to mention, this recipe really is so simple to make, so let’s get right …

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Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (pevides de abóbora)

Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (pevides de abóbora)

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today!  This is one of my all-time favourite snacks that my mother made for us growing up, and continues to make now.  My mother grew up eating these in Portugal and let me tell you, these Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are out of this world! They are so delicious – the ultimate perfect snack to have any time of the day, and year.  Being as …

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Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de Nata)

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de Nata)

These yummy custard tarts have been in my life since my earliest memories. Being Portuguese meant these little guys were on the table at each and every celebration or get-together. They continue to make appearances and for good reason. These are popular Portuguese tarts that are incredibly delicious. They are available at your local Portuguese bakeries so seek them out, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Today though, instead of heading out to …

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Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

I’m back with another cheese melt recipe – the first being my Tuna Melt Panini recipe, which you can check out here . Today, I’m sharing a Portuguese version named Tosta Mista, which is a Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt.  As I’ve already mentioned in my last Melt post, I just love a M-E-L-T.  The cheesy, bready goodness, what more could you ask for, right? Being Portuguese has meant these delicious Tosta Mistas have been …

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Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Growing up in a Portuguese household meant we always had yummy Portuguese desserts for special occasions.  Because they were so readily available throughout my childhood, I have to say I did not hold as much of an appreciation for how special they are, until I began to get older.  Now, I find I randomly get cravings for Portuguese desserts and often seek out such treats on my own.  Not only are they delicious, but they …

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Bacalhau à Brás

Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás (Cod, Potato and Eggs)

I hope you enjoy this  Portuguese Bacalhau a Bras (Cod, Potato and Eggs) recipe! This  traditional Portuguese dish takes a little bit of planning because of the preparation of the cod.  To prepare the cod, as I’ve learned from my mother, you want to first soak it in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water 2-3 times throughout.  This is done to remove the excess salt from the cod; without this step, the salted …

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Portuguese Pan-fried Fish Fillets (Filetes de Peixe)

Portuguese Pan-fried Fish Fillets (Filetes de Peixe)

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today because it is one of my all time favourite dishes.  This Portuguese Pan-Fried Fish Fillets recipe (also known as “filetes de peixe” at our house), has been in our home for as long as I can remember. This is my mother’s recipe, which is enough said!  That should be all the information you need to know, to know just how good this will be.   …

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Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

These beans remind me so much of grandma (or vó, as we always call her).  These Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço (or feijões, the Portuguese word for beans) is a staple dish at grandma’s and was often served at her house, on our many Sunday family dinners there, as I grew up.  I guess you could say, this dish is the Portuguese version of pork and beans. I would like to add that although …

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