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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Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Easy and Creamy Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Portuguese sweet rice pudding, or Arroz Doce, as we refer to it in Portuguese, is a dessert that was very common in our household growing up.  Grandma would often make a large tray of it for our weekly Sunday family dinners at her house, a memory that I have never forgotten. Food has always been a large part of our family.  It has truly been a way of bringing us all together, and forcing us …

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Best Portuguese Rice

Best Portuguese Rice Recipe

As far back as I can remember, this rice dish has been a part of our family gatherings.  At our house, this Portuguese rice is served as a side to either chicken or fish. This particular recipe is my mother’s and I must say, it truly is the BEST Portuguese rice I have ever had (of course, I may be a bit biased ) , but I am equally confident in making this statement.  And …

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