Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Mushrooms ‘bulhão pato’ style

This delicious snack/appetiser is inspired in the original dish made with clams. Why the funky name? Nothing too hilarious, just the person who invented it was a poet called Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato. All the flavours but none of the boiling little clams non-sense, and we can all live ‘happy as a clam in high water’ (pun intended)!

Difficulty: 1 pan

Type: snack/ appetiser

Serves: 4

What you need:

300g mushrooms, chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely sliced

a splash of olive oil

1 handful chopped coriander (plus a little more for decoration)

100ml white wine

salt and chilli flakes to taste

1 lemon

1 tbsp vegetable spread


1 big frying pan

knife and chopping board


Fry mushrooms, garlic and coriander in a splash of olive oil over low/medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally;

Add the white wine and let it cook for a few more minutes so the alcohol evaporates;

Stir in the vegetable spread, salt and chilli flakes and cook until it melts;

Remove from heat, squeeze half a lemon and mix roughly;

Add a little chopped coriander and a couple of lemon slices on top for decoration;

Serve while hot with some nice bread.


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