Category portuguese

creme brulee, catalan style

Creme Brulee, Catalan Style (Crema Catalana)

6 egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
Zest of 1 lemon
2-inch piece of cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons cornstarch

Beat the egg yolks and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a bowl.

Heat 3 cups of the milk, along with the lemon zest and cinnamon stick, in a pot over moderate heat just until it begins to boil...

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lemon and celery pilaf

Lemon and Celery Pilaf (Portugal)

1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked regular rice
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 tablespoons snipped parsley

Cook and stir onion and garlic in butter in saucepan until onion is tender.

Stir ...

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kidneys in sherry sauce

Kidneys in Sherry Sauce

1/2 cup milk
2 pounds veal kidneys
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
3/4 cup dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Minced parsley
Hot cooked rice

Pour milk over kidneys in non-reactive bowl. Add enough water to cover kidneys. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Drain and rinse kidneys; pat dry...

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catalan tomato bread

Catalan Tomato Bread

1 (1 pound) loaf French or Italian bread
1 or 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (1/2 pound) ripe tomato, rinsed

Slice loaf in half horizontally. Set halves, cut side upon a 15 x 12-inch baking sheet. Broil about 4inches from heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. If crust side is soft, turn over and toast 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Cut garlic clove in half...

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herbed potatoes

Herbed Potatoes (Batatas con Louro – Portugal)

1 1/2 pounds new potatoes
6 bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Pare a narrow strip around center of each potato. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling. Add potatoes and bay leaves. Heat to boiling; reduce heat...

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