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Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup)

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup),  from my book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking,  is version which happens to come from the island of Graciosa.   Serves 6 1 small onion, finely chopped 5 whole garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ½ cup white wine 10 cups water 1 ½ to 2 pounds fowl or chicken ¼ pound […]

Beef Fillet Açores Atlantico

On one of my trips to São Miguel island in the Acores, we checked out the upscale menu at the Açores Alantico Hotel.  Tableside service enabled me to grab this recipe which delighted everyone.  Serves 2 4 tablespoons brandy 1 pound beef fillet, trimmed 1 /2 tablespoon green peppercorns, coarse ground 1/4  cup Bacardi rum 4  […]

Roasted Pork Belly – Barriga de Porco Assada

Although grilling season is a perfect time for this cut of pork, roasting in the oven works well too.  Just add a salad, bread and wine and you are good to go.   Preheat oven to 425° F. 3 pounds pork belly season salt to taste fresh ground black pepper to taste sweet or smoked paprika […]

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Vinho or Vinha?

As you see the recipes, especially in this section, you might think I made a mistake on the titles.  One might say it should be vinha not vinho. Writing vinho instead of vinha was intentional.  Since vinha is indicative of the vineyard and vinho the wine, giving recipes of wine and garlic marinades, for me, […]