Appetizers were not a traditional part of the Portuguese Meal

Small savory bites of Salgadinhos and the Petiscos were more likely to be enjoyed before a meal. Sometimes they are enjoyed as a snack with a glass of beer or wine or even as a light meal.

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Chicken Livers with Tomato and Rice

 Serves 4 Chicken Livers with  Tomato and Rice make a perfect meal for that moment when you want just a little something.   Ever wonder what to do with chicken livers besides adding them to stuffing or making a giblet gravy or chicken…
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Tailgate Suggestions - Superbowl

Looking for tailgate suggestions for the Super Bowl game?  Looking for some delicious things to cook up? Well, look no further!  Try the Portuguese Bean Stew in my first book, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking! Lots of potatoes, sausage…
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Fried Cod Fritters --Pataniscas

Makes about 3 dozen         Some call this Iscas while others say pataniscas and yet in the Azores you might hear "tortas".  When I hear " Iscas" , I think of my father's pan-fried thinly sliced…

Chouriço Bites

Most often tasty things are simply made.  Just in time for your Easter dinner is a very easy appetizer to start you off.  You can elaborate on it any way you wish.   2 packages of prebaked filo miniature pastry cups (15…