Tag Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas – Feliz Natal

Já recebi uma entrega das rabanadas frescas e ainda quentes!  Com um copo do vinho do Porto Tawny… fantastico. I just received a delivery of fresh, still-warm rabanadas!  This is a Portuguese dessert like french toast, but better than any … Continue reading

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Finally! A Meal!

Good news:  I saw the butcher today and he will cut up the main hunk of bacalhau for me tomorrow, hallelujah! More good news:  Finally had my first taste of the bacalhau, for a late lunch this afternoon.  The little … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Update

The fish is winning. It’s de-salted and the flesh has fluffed up into quite a thick piece down the centre.  The next step is to either poach it or freeze it.  Just one little problem… I got the two thin … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Progress Report

After about 40 hours or so of soaking, I think I am making progress.  I just drained off the water for the 4th or 5th time and had a little taste test.  As hoped, the thinner side pieces I managed … Continue reading

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The Great Bacalhau Experiment

For some time I have been meaning to learn to cook bacalhau (ba-kal-yow), but whenever I looked at it in the shops I was too overwhelmed to get beyond just looking – as witness this little mercearia in Ponte de … Continue reading

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