First of all let me wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. I hope to be meeting many more of my readers here in Santa Luzia during 2014.
Time flies and it is mid January already yet the sun continue to shine here on the Algarve and temperatures during the day are maintaining a very respectable mid to high teens.
Not so for the lovely Joan however, she jetted off to New York for a week on the 6th of January and arrived there just 2 days before the so called "polar vortex" which caused temperatures to plummet to below minus 20.
This sojourn left me once again fending for myself and as the week went on my experiments in the kitchen got bolder and bolder and culminated in an attempt at a Portuguese style pork stew.
It was to my mind very successful and produced a really tasty dish.
In August I published my recipe for Portuguese style fish stew and a number of readers have asked for further recipes so here goes!!!
Season the pork generously with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with the paprika and cumin seeds.
In a large pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil.
Bring the stew to a simmer, then cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
Serve the stew in shallow bowls with chunks of fresh crusty bread.