A new Kitchen Trotter box has landed and this month we're off, culinary speaking, to Portugal. Lots of intriguing-looking authentic ingredients in this one, including a Toucinho do Céu mix, for a traditional almond cake which literally translates as Bacon from Heaven. Now that's just bizarre !
Eek octopus. This one instinctively makes me want to run from the room screaming but I'm willing to give it a try and I'm sure Juliette will like it because she loves squid.
I couldn't work out if these were crisps or pasta - it turns out it's Batata palha, which are like potato chipsticks. Slightly strange because these will became a main meal !
Some Peri Peri seasoning and some Almond Biscuits.
They may look very similar but I'd better not mix them up ! On the left, Garlic Puree and on the right, Orange and Port Jam.
And these little moulds are for Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Cups).
On to the all-important recipes.
Sardine fritters with Octopus Salad
Pork with Clams and Potatoes
Bacalhau a Bras (which uses those chipsticks)
Portuguese desserts - Orange Tart and Toucinho do Céu
Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Cups)
I'm not a huge seafood fan so I'm not sure what we'll make of some of these but I'll be sure to let you know !
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