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Alentejo Style Bread Soup

Alentejo has wonderful food and wines. Alentejo Style Bread Soup is perhaps one of the most famous dish.

The locals, used the products they have to prepare the meals and the recipes turns famous by their simplicity.Alentejo Style Bread SoupPoach the eggs in water in a splash of vinegar.
Crush garlic, half the colantro, a little olive oil and salt with a mortar and pestle, then transfer to a tureen over low heat. Arrange the bread in the tureen, and drizzle with olive oil.
Bring the water to a boil and pour over the mix while still hot, and let it rest.
Serve hot with poached eggs and remaining cilantro.


4 cups water, hot
1 large wheat bread (1 lb), sliced
4 eggs
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
8 garlic cloves, sliced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Vinegar and Salt (depends of your taste)

Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad is delicious, fresh and perfect recipe for a special group of friends or family. Octopus Salad, Recipe, Portuguese Traditional CuisineTo make this portuguese traditional salad follow the next steps:

First, cook frozen octopus in pressure cooker with 1 tbsp water and unpeeled onion for 20 minutes ( from the time is reaches pressure) or in a pot over low heat until tender.

After the previous step, drain and cut octopus in 1-inch pieces, then transfer to serving bowl.

Now, add minced onion and parsley. Then stir in portuguese olive oil (and you have a lot of excellent brands) and vinegar and lastly season with salt and pepper according your taste. Octopus Salad should be served cold before one soup, almost like an appetizer.

Cooking something special like Octopus is always a great pleasure. Strange for some people and delicious for others, Octopus has a wonderful flavour.

Cooking Lisbon also make this salad in some menus, specially for private groups in their kitchen. This must be prepared with time, that octopus could have the flavour of the portuguese olive oil mixed.

Ingredients of Octopus Salad

2 lb octopus frozen;
2 medium-sized onions, one unpeeled and other minced;
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
Salt and Pepper (According your taste)

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Portuguese Kale Soup recipe

Kale Soup recipe is amazing for your health and the portuguese loves it. You can prepare this soup in 30 minutes.

Portuguese Kale Soup, Lisbon Cooking ClassesKale is high in fiber making it a great ally in combating heartburn, indigestion and other gastrointestinal problems.

Kale Soup Preparation

Heat oil in a pan, and cook onion and garlic until translucent.
Add potatoes and coat evenly.
Pour hot water in the pan, cover, and boil for 20 minutes, over medium heat.
Season salt and pepper.

Take soup off the heat and purée with a mixer. Bring to a boil, and chorizo and kale and let it cook for 10 min. Check seasonings and drizzle with olive oil


6 cups of hot water;
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup kale, thibnly sliced (julienne)
6 oz chorizo thinly sliced
½ garlic cloves minced
1 medium-sized onion, minced
Salt and Pepper

Have a nice meal! Kale soup is one option of our Cooking Classes in Lisbon . The class has a menu with four courses.

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Lagareiro Style Octopus

Lagareiro Style Octopus is a delicious meal that you can easily cook at your home.

Cook frozen octopus in pressure cooker with 1 tbsp water, whole onion, bay leaf and salt during 20 minutes. (from the time is reaches pressure) or in a pot over low heat until tender. Cut into large chunks and reserve.

Preheat oven to 350º F . Wash the potatoes and boil in salted water during 5 minutes. Bake in the oven until lightly roasted (about 20 minutes), then remove from the oven and punch each of them.

In a serving dish, put together octopus, potatoes, small onion, garlic and a generous amount of portuguese olive oil: about ½ inch in helight. Put back in the oven for final roasting (about 20 minutes).

Sprinkle with cilantro or parsleu and serve the Lagereiro Style Octopus dish. Have a nice meal!

Ingredients of Lagareiro Style Octopus

4 lb octopus, frozen
2 lb small and hard pototoes unpeeled
2 onions ( 1 medium sized, whole plus 1 small, sliced).
4 garlic cloves sliced
1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
1 bay leaf
Portuguese Olive Oil and salt to taste

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Brás Style Codfish

Portuguese Cuisine, Recipe, Brás Style CodfishCodfish is important for portuguese  and Codfish Brás Style is one of the main fish dishes in traditional Portuguese cuisine. Make this recipe and share with your family and friends.


To prepare this amazing meal, first boil cod, then remove the skin and bones, shredding as much as possible.
Fry potatoes until lightly golden and reserve.
In a big pan, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add cod and mix well. Then add potatoes and eggs, after seasoning with salt and pepper. As soon as eggs are cooked but still moist, transfer to a serving dish.
Sprinkle with parsley and garnish with olives. Serve to your friends and family hot.

Ingredients of Codfish Brás Style

6 eggs, beaten
3 onions thinly sliced
1 lb potatoes in matchstick-size
1 lb salt codfish, soaked
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Black Portuguese Olives to give taste
Salt and pepper
Frying oil

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