Cataplana of Clams

photo by cayetanoCataplana of Clams Ingredients (6 servings):1.5Kg fresh small clams in the shell, rinsed. 3 medium onions thinly sliced 3 cloves of crushed garlic 2 green bell peppers cut into small strips Olive oil 1 bay leaf 500g tinned plum tomatoes 100g smoked ham, diced 50g dry-cured ham (prosciutto) diced 100g portuguese sausage (or any other chorizo style sausage) Small glass dry white wine Some fresh … [Read more...]

Xarém recipe

Xarém is a traditional dish of the East Algarve, mainly Tavira which has innumerous ways of preparation. It basically consists of corn flour cooked with clams, with sardines, with grilled meat, you name it...The original and most common way is with clams. So for this you will need:1Kg of clams 100g of smoked bacon 100g of cured ham 1/2 Pork sausage 200g of corn flour 0.5dl of white wine salt and pepper to … [Read more...]

Conquilhas recipe

Conquilhas, you can never have enough of them. I remember in my childhood we used to make competitions for who could eat it the fastest. It's a fun dish to make and usually goes very well with a cold drink, beer or vinho verde.What do you need:1Kg of conquilhas 4 table spoons of olive oil 4 - 6 garlic cloves cilantro lemon wedgesUsually you'll get your conquilhas in sea water. When you arrive home you will notice that … [Read more...]