Lisbon: Recipes from the Heart of Portugal

Last Updated September 28, 2017
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Lisbon: Recipes from the Heart of Portugal

Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, bears the influence of centuries of rulers: Greek, Carthaginians, Romans, North Africans, and finally, European Christians. Each contributed to Lisbon’s rich cuisine.

In the introduction to Lisbon, Rebecca Seal and Steven Joyce share their love of this great city: “Some things will not change, though: the river Tagus will still lap the edges of the city. The sun will still beat down on the tiled houses and the gleaming churches. The bougainvillea will still let go of its scent at night. And sharing a meal will remain at the heart of life in Lisbon.”

Enjoy sharing these three recipes: a breakfast favorite, Goan fish curry, and a refreshing dessert soup.


Recipes excerpted with permission from Lisbon by Rebecca Seal and Steven Joyce, published by Hardie Grant Books June 2017.

Bread of God (Pão de Deus)

Portuguese breakfast bread -- Bread of God
"These fluffy little rolls topped with sweetened coconut are a breakfast favorite in Portugal." 

Goan Fish Curry (Caril de Peixe á Moda de Goa)

Portuguese fish curry
"Although you can use tinned coconut milk, it really is worth doing it the traditional Goan way."

Melon & Mint Soup (Sopa de Melão)

Melon and Mint Soup
"If you think this sounds a little like dessert, then you’d be right."
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