Articles Categorized in: Meats

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Chunky, rich and satisfying chowder. This is a classic dish that has the power of warming any heart. Here I will tell you the secret for a perfect shrimp, corn and bacon chowder.     I spent a lot —- I mean a lot — of time trying to get a proper chowder. Chowder always intrigued me: a creamy and rich soup that has bite-size chunks of seafood, bacon or vegetables. My first attempt was not a success — the...
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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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Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork belly chicharron is not meant to be beautiful. It’s plain and simply tasty. Greasy, artery blocker and decadent.     In Venezuela, this is a small town food. It is common in the rural areas. This is the cowboy’s snack. A bite of pork belly chicharrón with a splash of lime juice and kosher salt. The process is quite simple and straightforward —I guess you can not imagine a cowboy doing something slightly complicated in the kitchen. You will...
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Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Let’s talk about the obsession of Portuguese people for codfish. I’m not talking about an occasional weekly meal with cod, oh no. They have a complete section in the supermarket dedicated to cod. Frozen, salted, fresh, cod croquettes, cod salad, cod shampoo, cod everything (and let’s not mention the smell, really stingy). They love this fish beyond any measure.     Codfish and I .. well not the best relationship that you may think of a girl living in codland...
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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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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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Zucchini Boats with Creamy Spicy Chicken

Zucchini Boats with Creamy Spicy Chicken

These stuffed zucchini boats with creamy spicy chicken are so tasty that even the zucchini haters will secretly love. The simplicity is the key to this recipe. A few zucchinis and leftover chicken. Put some cream and sriracha drops and the magic is done.     20 minutes and the dinner is ready. Isn’t that the dream for a busy day? I love the simplicity of this dish, but I love more that I can make multiples variations of the...
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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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