Wine and Garlic Marinated Black Scabbard (Espadarte em Vinho d'alhos)

Serves 4 While this dish from Madeira uses fish steaks of black scabbard which are marinated then fried, you can use large marinated cubes of the fish, just thread onto water soaked wooden skewers and grill over a wood fire. Fresh tuna steaks…

Rice with Octopus (Arroz com Polvo)

Serves 4 Usually the frozen octopus as been cleaned and ready to prepare  and needs no tenderizing by bashing it. However if you have a fresh caught one,  you may want to take a meat tenderizer to it. One 3 pound frozen octopus,…

Grilled Shrimp Piri Piri

Serves 2 to 4   ½   cup hot pepper paste 6   cloves garlic, finely chopped 2   tablespoon finely chopped cilantro ¼   cup white wine, lemon juice or wine vinegar ¼   cup olive oil 1 …

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

Serves 6 Swordfish can be substituted for this dish or other firm fish.   ¼ cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped medium 2 cloves garlic or to taste, finely chopped 1 bay leaf Generous pinch of dried chili pepper or 1 small whole one,…