Portagee-style breakfast skillet made home-style the way my grandma used to make. Its kind of like hash but with a rich tomato base. Top with a couple fresh eggs and you have an amazing breakfast or brunch!
This is a dish that my mother used to make for her Dad who has Hungarian roots. Its a Hungarian goulash made with beef and Portuguese sausage - a typical Sunday dinner with my family.
Simple, hearty soup made with lentils, ham or ham shanks and lentils - the perfect sunday dinner meal served with rice or bread.
You have to try serving Portuguese sausages carmelized in sherry, it adds a whole new dimension...perfect to serve as a pupu with crostini or on a salad!
Salted cod is one of my favorite things to eat and it is a dish that is very important to the Portuguese. Fried cod fritters is one of my favorite ways of eating salt cod. They are also great fried up as patties for a fish burger with tartar sauce.
This Portuguese sponge cake is a simple cake, yet refined technique produces the most amazing texture that the Japanese have perfected.
A simple, one-pot meal where you literally brown the chicken, pour all of the ingredients into the pot, cover and set the timer. It doesn't get easier than that!
Kona coffee chocolate waffles - Breakfast or dessert? You decide!
I'm not sure what the origin of this recipe is, but it is very similar to vingha d'ahlos which many of us grew up eating in Hawaii.
I remember my dad making homemade guava cream as we used to call it. This Guava Cream Ice Cream recipe brings back fond memories.
Every Thanksgiving, we always end up with tons of leftover vingha d'ahlos, ham, turkey etc. I love to fry up some of the leftovers and make fried rice. My father is Portuguese and my mother Chinese so this dish is the both of best worlds!
Piri Piri Chicken is a spicy Portuguese style of roasting chicken. I like to roast mine at a high temperature over fresh vegetables. The drippings from the chicken give the vegetables an amazing flavor!!
Baclau - Classic Portuguese codfish dish prepared with potatoes and cracker crumbs.
Grilled octopus Portuguese style marinated in vinegar and garlic.
Agnes' Bake shop in Kailua is also known in Hawaii for their malasadas and portuguese style pastries.
In my family, this Portuguese Paella is a very special dish that I always look forward to. You can use just about any type of meat or seafood that you like.
I love beignets which are very similar to malasadas with the addition of kabocha squash and a coconut caramel dipping sauce. I made these during Thanksgiving and really loved them but really... these can be made all year long with or without the kabocha squash.