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Global Bites Project | Iberian Cuisine

Posted on September 19, 2016


Spain and Portugal.

Spain Portugal map

My Adventure

This is my favorite cuisine, since I'm 100% Portuguese! A sample of Portuguese dishes that I made are: São Jorge Cheese & Linguiça Appetizer, Alcatra, Sweet Bread, Portuguese Roasted Chicken & Potatoes, Grilled Shrimp with Piri-Piri Sauce, and Filhós. More Portuguese recipes can be found here. I will always be adding more, so check back!

sao jorge cheese and linguica appetizer

São Jorge Cheese & Linguiça Appetizer



Portuguese sweet bread

Sweet Bread

Portuguese roast chicken

Portuguese Roast Chicken & Potatoes

grilled shrimp with piri-piri sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Piri-Piri Sauce




For a sample of Spanish tapas I made: Tomato Toast, Tortilla Española, Fried Padron Peppers, and Spanish Meatballs. More Spanish recipes can be found here. I will always be adding more, so check back!

tomato toast

Tomato Toast

tortilla espanola

Tortilla Española

fried padron peppers

Fried Padron Peppers

Spanish meatballs

Spanish Meatballs


My restaurant recommendations for Spanish food are: Pintxo Pote in Los Gatos and Coqueta in San Francisco. My restaurant recommendations for Portuguese food are: Adega in San Jose and La Sallette in Sonoma. I'm still hunting these down, so check back on my Best Eats page, where I'll be adding more discoveries.

Spain and Portugal both have wonderful wine. I always order to match what I'm eating. Don't forget to try Vino Verde (a Portuguese "green" wine) and, of course, Port.

If you need ingredients to help you get cooking, buy from La Tienda.

If you'd like to experience a little Portuguese culture right here in San Jose, check out the Dia de Portual festival in June.




Next stop, North Africa.

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