This month we are travelling to the exotic destination of Portugal! When I say Portugal, what do you see in your mind? I see lovely coastlines, beautiful architecture and of course some Portuguese tarts!
I love the flaky pastry and the sweet, soft eggy filling. It combines a variety of flavours and textures and is the perfect treat for someone that is a sweet tooth but prefers the sweetness to be balanced.
Portuguese cuisine is not so well known outside of Europe. Especially here in Australia, there are few restaurants that specialise in Portuguese cuisine and no one really knows what it is all about.
The Portuguese have their own very distinct style of cooking. Think salted cod, grilled pig, rice puddings and varieties of cheeses.
It is impossible to capture every essence of Portuguese cooking in one packet of spices but believe me, we have tried!
Our Portuguese spice blend has flavours like paprika and lemon myrtle, allspice and oregano which makes it suitable for a variety of dishes. We do not recommend that you try this spice mix in a dessert but by all means, if you do, please share the recipe with us!
We have chosen a simple dish for this recipe, one that we are all familiar with and we have added a European twist to it.
This is our recipe for savoury Portuguese pancakes.
- 1 and a half cups flour
- 10g Portuguese Spice Blend
- 1/2 tbs salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped coriander
- 2 small shredded potatoes
- 1 and a half cup milk
- 1 egg
- 20g feta cheese
- In a bowl mix the flour with the Portuguese Spice Blend, salt and pepper
- Add the coriander, shredded potatoes and milk. Stir until combined
- Add the egg and stir well until a thick batter is formed. Add more milk if needed
- In a pan, add some oil or butter and fry the batter in batches until golden on both sides*
- Garnish with some feta and coriander and serve warm
Make sure you seal your spices tight and store in a dry place until you need it again.
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