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Experience the heartiness of Portuguese cuisine with Cozido à Portuguesa, a robust stew that embodies the rich flavors of meats, vegetables, and aromatic spices. Let this culinary masterpiece transport you to the cozy kitchens of Portugal.
Gather the essentials for a delightful Cozido à Portuguesa:
1 lb (450 g) Portuguese smoked sausage (linguiça)
1 lb (450 g) pork shoulder, cut into chunks
1/2 lb (225 g) blood sausage (morcela)
1/2 lb (225 g) beef stew meat
1 medium-sized cabbage, quartered
4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 chorizo sausages
1 onion, peeled and whole
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Follow these steps to create a comforting Cozido à Portuguesa
In a large pot, combine pork shoulder, Portuguese sausage, blood sausage, and beef stew meat.
Add cabbage, potatoes, carrots, chorizo, whole onion, and minced garlic to the pot.
Season and Simmer:
Season with salt and pepper, then cover with water. Simmer until meats are tender and vegetables are cooked.
Serve with Love:
Plate the stew, ensuring each serving has a variety of meats and vegetables.
Serve Cozido à Portuguesa hot, drizzled with a touch of olive oil, and accompanied by crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth.
Cozido à Portuguesa is a celebration of Portuguese culinary tradition—a stew that brings together a medley of meats and vegetables, creating a symphony of flavors that warms the soul.