Caracóis and The Art of Snail Cooking

photo by retinafunkRecipe Ingredients2Kg of snails salt oregano sticksPreparing the Snails Eight days before cooking you need to purge the snails, for that you put them inside a container with holes (small enough not to let them escape) and covered with a net (or a sieve). You can give them some flour or bran to help with the purge or any toxins and help them grow a bit. After that you wash the snails several times in slat … [Read more...]

Azeitonas de Sal

photo by Zé JúlioIngredients3 Liters of black mature olives 3 spoons of coarse salt garlic olive oil vinegar parsley cumin paprikaPreparation of the Salt Olives Put the olives in a clay pot and sprinkle with salt and let them rest in it for a week. Remove from the pot the amount of olives you wish to use, scald with hot water and leave them simmering overnight. Next day remove the water, and if they are too salty … [Read more...]

Cataplana Algarvia

This is the typical "Cataplana Algarvia", one of the many cataplana dishes in the Algarve. It's not hard to make at all, but it requires very fresh fish for the best experience.Cataplana Ingredients200g of Lophius/Monkfish 200g of Grouper fish 200g of Porgy fish 150g of prawns 150g of clams 2 onions 2 tomatoes 1 green bell pepper 2 garlic cloves 2 dl of olive oil 1 dl of white wine 0,5 dl of brandy or … [Read more...]