Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Portuguese Food - Recipes & Tips'.

Find recipes for some great portuguese dishes and food made with love from Portugal. Showcasing the fresh Algarve seafood and locally sourced fruit and vegetables. Bom Apetit!

Recipe: Sautéed Octopus with Sweet Potato and Turnip Greens

A recipe using the best of local Algarve produce - octopus from the ocean, sweet potatoes from Aljezur and locally made olive oil, accompanied by a glass of local wine. Enjoy this delicious Sautéed Octopus with Sweet Potatoes and Turnip Greens by the team at Chá com Água Salgada beach restaurant. Octopus is a dish that regularly appears on Portuguese tables. The tentacled delicacy comb...

Recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb or Kid by VILA VITA Parc Executive Chefs

VILA VITA Parc executive chefs Manfred Kickmaier and Paulo Fortes share a Roast Lamb or Kid recipe. Portuguese food and flavours to enjoy at home. This Easter it is not possible to enjoy Easter lunch at your favourite restaurant due to lockdown conditions. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy great food. VILA VITA Parc executive chefs Manfred Kickmaier and Paulo Fortes are sharing some...

Recipe: Folar - Portuguese Easter Cake

Recipe for Folar da Páscoa, a traditional Portuguese Easter cake, by VILA VITA Parc executive chefs. Not quite a cake, not quite a bread, Folar is delicious any time of year. Said to be a symbol of friendship and reconciliation, Folar is traditionally eaten at Easter time. It is usually flavoured with anise or fennel, giving it a distinctive taste. There are variations of Folar, some sweet, so...

Recipe: Traditional Algarve Folar

Learn to make a tasty Portuguese Folar with a recipe from the Algarve, featuring star anise, fennel seeds, local oranges and brandy for a bit of a kick. This is a traditional cake usually enjoyed at Easter time, but we think it is delicious any time of year. This recipe for a traditional Algarve Folar is from Chef Diogo Pereira at Cascade Resort. Located in Lagos, next to the bewitching beauty ...

Recipe: Orange and Carob Cake

Orange and Carob Cake - made with juicy Algarve oranges and carob. A delicious treat by Paula Grade from Algarve Wedding Planners. Everyone loves a treat and this cake ticks all the boxes. It is easy to make and it showcases those fabulous juicy oranges that are grown in the Algarve. Oranges are available all year round of course, but the local oranges really come into their own in the Spring t...

Recipe: Roast Shawarma Cauliflower Steak

Vibrant, tasty Cauliflower Steak recipe by Pure, Quinta do Lago. Roasted vegetables and a tangy chutney packed with flavour and goodness. Delivers more than your five a day. Pure, located at Roundabout 2 in Quinta do Lago is all about healthy, tasty food. Aside from great breakfast and lunch options, Pure also offers a range of fresh juices and freshly baked breads and pastries. Check out the P...

Top 10 Portuguese Food

The most popular Portuguese food served at Algarve restaurants and homes. Learn about Cataplana and Caldeirada, about bacalhau and how to eat sardines. And of course the famous Pastel de Nata - the world's favourite sweet treat! Sure to make your mouth water, Portuguese food combines a maritime bounty of fresh fish with the robust flavours from the hills. There is a lot to discover in both...

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