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Celebration of the Holy Ghost

The celebration of the Holy Ghost,  Festa do Espirito Santo, according to oral history, originated from two religious experiences during the 16th century.   Since that time, particularly in the Azores, a celebratory meal of…

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…

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…

Wine and Garlic Marinated Pork Ribs (Costelas Vinho d’alhos)

Serves 6-8 6  garlic cloves, smashed 1 tablespoon coarse salt Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon molho picante (hot chili sauce) 1 cup wine 5 pounds meaty pork ribs In a large non-reactive ceramic, glass or stainless steel…