Father John's Grilled Ribs (Entrcoste Grelhada a Moda de Padre João)

  Serves 6-8           Well known for his culinary ability and since he never measures, Fr. John Mendonca appears to be a bit mysterious when it comes to his cooking.  Here he finally shares…

Trincado African Beef Stew

Serves 4 to 6 This dish is usually served with fried potatoes and chunks of bread for dipping in the sauce. I have had many requests for this Portuguese inspired African beef stew which is similar to the Azorean braised beef recipe in my book,…
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Sopas / Sopish

Serves 8 to 10   The Soup of the Holy Ghost (Sopa de Espirito Santo) of Terceira and Graciosa islands  is in my book, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking. This version  comes from Rich Silva of Calistoga, California (70 miles north…

Marinated Beef on a Skewer (Espetada)

Serves 4 to 6 My Maderian friends brag about their Espetada.  Simply marinated and grilled it needs very little to accompany it.  Alas, we don’t have branches of bay leaves to thread through the meat so presoaked wooden skewers will…