Caldeirada à Algarvia is a tipical Algarve dish. It is a fish stew, with many fishes from the region.
You can try with diferent fishes if you like.
Try it. This is how it's done:
- 4 tomatoes
- 3 onions
- 1 green pepper
- 1 dl olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 artisan bread
- 2kg fish: red sea bream, meagre, dover sole, grouper, bass, brill, red mullet, sea bream sargus, grey mullet, sardines, croaker.
- parsley, vinegar, salt, paprika powder, nutmeg and peppercorn to taste
Prepare and salt the fish. Peel and wash the tomato, the pepper and chop them into pieces. Slice the onions. Mince the parsley and the garlic. In a eartware boiler put the onion and the olive oil and fry it until it gets a golden color.
Add the garlic, the parsley, the tomato, and a bit of vinegar, and let it braise. Add some water, season with salt, nutmeg, and bay leaf, and let it boil, so the tomato can cook.
Wash and cut the fish, except for the sardines. The sardines you should just cut off the head.
Dispose layers of fish interspersed with the pepper. Be careful not no put the sardines in between. put them instead in the end, the last layer. At least, put the butter and the slices of bread (2centimeters), covering completelly the fish.
Cover it, and put it in the oven, in slow cooking, and shake it one in a while, so it doesn't stick.
When it starts boiling up, and the bread slices are covered in broth, the fish stew should be ready to serve.
This is the recipe for a traditional fish soup in Algarve. For those who love soup and seafood, this is a great recipe. That is how it's done: Ingredients: 250g Monkfish 250g wels 500g squid 250g shrimp 2 onions 2
Sopa de Alho is a soup made of bread and garlic, and is very tipical of Portugal. In Algarve, this is how you do a breadsoup of garlic : Ingredients: 1/2 hard bread 1 small garlic 1,2dl olive oil 4 eggs salt and some
Salada de Polvo means octopus salad . It is a fresh Algarvian dish , where the cuisine can take advantage of the wonderful sea ahead. See how you can do it by yourself: Ingredients: 1,5kg octopus 2 onions 1 bay leaf 1 red
Octopus with Sweet Potatoes
Polvo assado no forno com Batata doce is a great Algarve dish, made with octopus , sweet potatoes and and wine . A very good way of tasting Algarve's flavours. Try it! This is how it's done: Ingredients: 1,5kg octopus
Polvo à Lagareiro is a old dish from Algarve. Polvo à Lagareiro means a dish of octopus made to the wine man taste. Lagareiro is the Man that Harvest Wine Grapes and prepares them to be wine . this dish is a sort of octopus
Rich Wheats means in portuguese Papas Ricas. Its a dish made for breadsoup and wheat lovers . Because it's a dish from Algarve, it is made with olive oil, and of course, seafood . Ingredients: 200g wheat flour 2 onions 3
Pá de Borrego means Lamb shoulder . This is a quite diferent dish from the others, becouse it doen't have any seafood. This Algarve dish is a good way of tasting Portugal way of cooking lamb. Ingredients: 1,2kg lamb shoulder
Wheats with wedge shells
Migas com conquilhas is a special dish made of breadwheat , and seafood . In Portugal there are very dishes similar to this, made of wheats. Try this one! It is a very traditional dish from Algarve. Ingredients: 1kg wedge
Red Beans Stew with Murexes
Feijoada de Búzios is a dish based on red beans and murexes. It as a traditional dish from Algarve, speacialy because it adapt a meat food to fish, creationg this muxeres with red beans stew. Try it! That's how it's done: Ingredients: 600g
Swordfish with Shrimp
Espadarte com Camarão is a great, very simple recipe. You can try it any time. Although is an Algarvian dish, is a very light recipe. You should try it. That's how you do it: Ingredients: 1 swordfish beef steak (without the bone,
Oxtail with Chickpeas
Grão com Rabo de Boi is a very tasty dish made with chickpeas, a very used bean in Portuguese cuisine, and oxtail. The rest of the ingredients help increase the flavours of this traditional dish. Try it. See how it's done: Ingredients:
Cozido de Grão (chickpeas)
Cozido de Grão sort of means chickpeas stew. The word "cozido" really doesn't have a correct translation, because it is not quite a real stew. In Portuguese cuisine you often find dishes named "cozido", because everything in that
Algarve's Elegant Cuttlefish
Choquinhos à Algarvia is a very simple dish, serve in many restaurants in Algarve, wich you can try at home. Choquinhos à Algarvia means Algarvian Elegant Cuttlefish. That's how its done: Ingredients: You are free to decide the right
Octopus Rice Stew
Arroz de Polvo is a rice dish with octopus, very tasty, bringing all Algarve's flavours, with the help of spicies and the ingredients produced in the region. Try this one! This is how you make it: Ingredients: 1,5kg octopus 0,5kg
Açorda à Algarvia (seafood breadsoup)
Açorda à Algarvia is a tipical dish from Algarve, based on breadsoup, but presented differently. Is based on seafood and it has similarities with "açorda de marisco" wich means seafood breadsoup . Try this one, looks yummy! This is how it's