Festivities in Portugal



Eastern recipes


Easter almonds


300 g sugar
1.5 dl water
300 g almonds with skin
Oil q.b.


Add the sugar and water and bring to a boil and boil for three minutes. Wash beans, dry thoroughly in a cloth and add them to the sugar syrup. Get involved and take over a medium heat until it forms a sweet sanded. Increase the intensity of the heat and let the almonds to win a color 'caramelized'. Remove, sprinkle on a work surface, oiled, and with the aid of a spatula, separating the kernels go. When they are warm, drop them from the table and distribute them for glasses. Serve cold.

Tip: Combine the sugar syrup juice of half lemon.


Cabrito Assado

Passa-se na máquina cebola, chouriço de carne, toucinho gordo, alho, piripiri e salsa. Junta-se o vinho branco para obter uma massa com a qual se esfrega o cabrito por dentro e por fora, e fica umas horas neste tempero. Assa-se em forno lento e vai-se regando com molho formado, podendo adicionar mais branco. Acompanha-se com batata que assaram em simultâneo.




Oven Roast Kid

Mince the meat sausage, onions, uncured bacon, garlic, piripiri and parsley. Add white wine to obtain a paste with which the meat will be rubbed inside and outside. Leave for a few hours in this marinade. The meat should be roasted slowly, occasionally pouring some of the broth over it. You may also add more white wine. Serve with roasted potatoes cooked simultaneously.


Chocolate Easter eggs

1/4 lb. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 lb. confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
12 oz. milk chocolate candy melts, milk chocolate coating chocolate, or milk chocolate chips

Mix the butter and cream cheese together. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix well. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt and mix until well-blended. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. Form the peanut butter mixture into egg shapes, then refrigerate again for at least one hour. Melt the chocolate in a microwave oven or in a double boiler. Using a large toothpick, dip each peanut butter egg in the melted chocolate. Arrange the chocolate coated eggs on a waxed paper lined tray and allow the chocolate to harden. Place each peanut butter egg in a paper candy cup.