Check out “Azorean Cooking, From my family table to yours”

azorean portuguese cookingAzorean Cooking will transport you to a kitchen as fragrant as your grandmother’s. Traditional, homey dishes such as Arroz Doce (Sweet Rice Pudding), Massa Sovada (Sweet Bread) and Sopa de Couve (Kale Soup) and Azorean classics such as Cozido (Boiled Dinner), Caçoila (Marinated Pork), and Camarão Moçambique (Shrimp Mozambique) build a bridge between generations.

No matter your heritage, this charming cookbook is a pleasure, providing the perfect introduction to the culture, food, and history of this remarkable region. Already a proven winner with wide appeal, Azorean Cooking is positioned to do exceedingly well in bookstores and markets nationwide.

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Grilled Steak with an Egg on Horseback

Ingredients:

  • 4 sirloin steaks ½ inch thick
  • 8 sliced garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pickled roasted red pepper strip (optional)
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Kale Soup (Sopa de Couve)

This kale soup recipe is the version I have made since I got married. I’ve always used my mom’s recipe, since my new husband adored my mom’s cooking and especially her soups. The thing with this soup is that there can be so many variations. Some kale soups might include variations such as beans, carrots, pasta and split peas that others don’t include. The addition of these ingredients doesn’t make the recipe right or wrong; it all comes down to how you prefer it or sometimes what you have available in your pantry. All I know is that I enjoy a nice bowl of it every once in a while and when I make it, it’s this recipe I follow.

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Grandmother’s Pudding (Pudim da Avó) Recipe

  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cups of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 7oz package of Maria Biscuits
  • 1 16 oz container of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Using a food processor or a rolling pin, finely crush the Maria Biscuits and leave aside. *Sometimes I just use my hands to crush if I want some different textures.

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