Saturday, November 11, 2006

Uma Noite Portuguesa

Tonight, we are hosting a Portuguese Dinner for eight guests. Each guest paid to attend and the proceeds go to Lake Country School. Here is the menu:

Aperitivos – Appetizers

Chouriço com Pão – Chorizo with Bread

Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato – Clams with Garlic and Cilantro

Azeitonas – Olives

Vinho Verde – Green Wine

Sopa - Soup

Caldo Verde – Green Soup

Entradas – Entrées

Sardinhas Grelhadas com Pimentos – Grilled Sardines with Peppers

Frango na Púcara – Jugged Chicken

Vinhos Tinto e Branco – Portuguese Red and White Wines

Sobremesas – Desserts

Café e Digestivo – Coffee and Port Win Tarte de Nata – Custard Tart

Suspiros com Ovos Moles – Meringues with Sweet Soft Eggs

Café e Digestivo – Coffee and Port Wine

I started the morning thinly slicing 3 pounds of collard greens for the Caldo Verde. My wrist is still aching from the task.

The soup is now finished and will be reheated right before serving. The clams are soaking in water to release their salt and grit. The sardines are covered in salt and ready to be grilled this evening. The sweet eggs are made. The custard is in the oven. Luisa is hacking the whole chickens to bits so that the chicken dish can be assembled. We are right on schedule. The wine will be uncorked around 4 p.m. and that is when the fun really begins.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

It was fun.