Articles Categorized in: Main Dish and Dinner

Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

A fresh salmon fillet glazed in oyster sauce and topped with perfect caramelized onions. This is a perfect weeknight dinner that is packed with a lot of flavors and it takes 20 minutes — or less— to make.     This recipe is a must for me. Cooking salmon never gets old in my house. So I have my own recipes to shake the things a little bit in the kitchen. From salmon tartare to a healthy salmon with kale...
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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast is one of my signature dishes. I could make it blindfolded and it would be yummy as ever. Tender chicken breasts stuffed with a creamy and garlicky filling and covered in a white thick cream.     This recipe is pretty simple and it can be achieved in 30 minutes or less. First, we need to make the filling that just has three main ingredients: Cream cheese — I use low fat cream...
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Oven Baked Honey and Sriracha Pork Ribs

Oven Baked Honey and Sriracha Pork Ribs

Delicious finger licking oven-baked honey and sriracha pork ribs. Every piece of tender meat releases so easily from the bone. This recipe gives me the perfect pork ribs every time.   These pork ribs are the perfect addition to a game night or a Stranger Things marathon (2 seasons on Netflix and still haven’t watch it, shame on me). The sauce of these ribs is pure gold. It’s a balanced mix of sweet and spicy flavor. The honey allows the...
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Garlic and Butter Clams

Garlic and Butter Clams

Freshness, simplicity and great flavors that work together in this dish. These garlic and butter clams are a great starter for a fine dinner without leaving the house.     This buttery sauce works perfectly with any type of seafood. The garlic gives the punch of flavor without being overwhelming thanks to the white wine that balances all the flavors and combine them into this heavenly sauce. I know that working with seafood can be intimidating. The clams meat is...
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Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Here I go again: gnocchi. My legendary cooking nemesis. I can tell you a vast of disastrous stories about my clumsiness vs a gnocchi dough. They never end well. The gnocchis are too soggy, too hard, too weird and finally too messy to serve with pride.     The truth is that this recipe comes to the rescue of my culinary ego. It is straightforward easy and foolproof. A few steps and no mystery ingredients. That’s why this recipe is...
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Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich: The Ultimate Portuguese Comfort Food

Portuguese Francesinha sandwich comes from the north part of Portugal, specifically the city Porto. Don’t assume that francesinhas are a simple and light sandwich you eat when you have a little void space in your tummy. This dish is HEAVY. I mean, eat it when you are starving and have plenty room for this monstrosity. Bread, sausages, meat, ham, cheese, egg and a rich and meaty sauce. All this accompanied by a bunch of french fries. That’s what I call...
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Chinese Cashew and Zucchini Chicken

Chinese Cashew and Zucchini Chicken

This cashew and zucchini chicken is all you need for a spicy and tasty weeknight dinner. Also, you can make it once and eat it twice, since you can reheat it without any problem. This makes it an excellent meal to take to work.     If you are new here you probably don’t know that I am obsessed with Chinese food. It’s my favorite take-away food. Not pizza, not hamburger, not Portuguese…. CHINESE. A big bowl of rice and...
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Creamy and Lemony Chicken Thighs

Creamy and Lemony Chicken Thighs

Sometimes I run out of dinner ideas —yeap the sad story of a food blogger that doesn’t know what to cook— in those moments I go to my easy chicken recipes. Why chicken? Because almost every sauce in the world goes well with chicken meat.     This recipe is my life — and time— saver when I have to pull a complete dinner out my sleeve in a short amount of time. The sauce is EVERYTHING  in this recipe....
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Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich

Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich

  Pineapple in a sandwich. I won’t lie to you; the first time I saw this sandwich in a Portuguese bakery I had the same reaction that I had with “Hawaiian pizza” — until this day I can’t stand that aberration. I worked next to a small bakery and everybody went there for lunch. It was inexpensive, and the “tostas” (sandwiches) were kind of a legend. So, in adventurous spirit one day I ordered the infamous “tosta de frango e...
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Shrimp and Clam Risotto

Shrimp and Clam Risotto

  A good and creamy risotto is always the answer for a “fancy” meal that is super easy to do. I don’t know why but every time Will and I eat risotto, we feel instantly rich — even though my bank account says a different and sad history. This shrimp and clam risotto it is simply amazing. The strong flavor of the seafood goes beautifully with the white wine. The arborio rice absorbs the fish broth and the result is...
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