Portuguese Mains

Spiritual Tofu

'Bacalhau espiritual' is a famous and traditional Portuguese dish, made off course, with cod fish. It appears to have been invented in the 18th century by a Portuguese countess that wanted to mimic a famous French dish called 'brandade de morue'. This vegan version is relatively easy to make and, despite the fact that there… Continue reading Spiritual Tofu

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Bean stew

'Feijoada' is very typical in Portuguese speaking countries: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Timor-Leste and Macau, with many different versions. As a rule of thumb, it has to include beans off course, some kind of meat and meat sausages and usually cabbage. So, not difficult to come up with a vegan version! The recipe below is… Continue reading Bean stew

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Jacklhau and chickpea salad

This is a very Portuguese salad... the garlic, olives, nori and lemon really bring out the other ingredient's flavours too. It can be eaten hot or cold, so, a good option for cold and hot weather. The jackfruit replaces the codfish, but if you prefer you can use mushrooms or omit the jackfruit and add… Continue reading Jacklhau and chickpea salad

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Bitoque (portuguese style ‘steak’)

If you've been to a traditional Portuguese restaurant you know that 'Bitoque' is most certainly on the menu. I think the seitan 'steak' is very nice but the gem of this dish is the 'egg'- it tastes so much like egg that is a little bit mind blowing. I really dare you to try and… Continue reading Bitoque (portuguese style ‘steak’)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Arroz à lavrador (farmer’s rice)

Farmer's rice is a filling, nutritionally dense dish, thus the name. Oh, did I mention tasty? The original 'arroz à lavrador' usually has pork meat and sausages in it. However, beans, tomato and cabbage are some of the veggie ingredients that come into the mix too. With some alterations, this vegan version is just as… Continue reading Arroz à lavrador (farmer’s rice)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Tofu ‘lagareiro’ style

Well, if this doesn't look like a traditional Portuguese dish, I don't know what would. Yes, you guessed it correctly, it is inspired in another famous way of cooking codfish. But hey, leave those poor creatures alone for a minute and try this version. All the deliciousness, none of the cruelty - I say give… Continue reading Tofu ‘lagareiro’ style