Cacoila is like a Portuguese version of pulled pork.  And yes, it makes excellent sandwiches.  This could also be made in the slow cooker.  In that case, skip the marinating and just throw everything in the slow cooker and set it on low for 7 or 8 hours. Continue reading

Dried Fava Beans

This is an easy to make and healthy snack food.  Fava beans are a very large bean that resembles lima beans.  They are also sometimes called broad beans.  This recipe is for a spicy seasoning.  You could also do a little cinnamon and sugar or your favorite spice blend.  I would first sprinkle a little salt and then your spice blend.

Continue reading

Carne De Porco À Alentejana

This recipe calls for a few ingredients that may be unfamiliar to the home cook, or perhaps just unavailable.  Pimenta Moida is a red pepper sauce.  I have linked a recipe in the ingredient list.  You could also use a jarred roasted red pepper or even a red pepper pesto.  Vinho verdi is a Portuguese wine.  It is quite delicious so don’t be afraid to buy it.  It is slightly fruity and slightly bubbly.  You could also use any white wine.  Piri-piri sauce is a hot red pepper sauce.  It is hotter than Tabasco, but you could use that or sriracha. Continue reading