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Appetizers - Aperitivos



Chouriço à Bombeiro


Fireman's Chourico, ) is a smoked Portuguese spicy    sausage  set on a clay grid dish, splashed with a Portuguese whiskey called aquadente and set aflame. The sausage is urned as it browns and chars to your taste. Slice it up, pair with crusty bread, olives, cheese and of course wine for a tasty starter.

Lusitano Restaurant - Portuguese food in Fall River, Massachusetts



Pasteis de Bacalhau

Delicate quenelles ( egg-shaped) fried pastries of salt cod, potatoes, parsley and onion, perfect as a starter or served as a light lunch with black-eyed pea salad and roasted red peppers also make a great party appetizer when shaped smaller.


Rissóis de Camarão


Typically made with shrimp but can also be made with chicken, meat or codfish, even rabbit. These half-moon shaped choux pastry  delights have a creamy shrimp filling with the flavor of fresh cilantro or parsley.  Once assembled, these can be frozen before frying until needed..Don’t be afraid to serve with  cream sauce or cocktail sauce.



Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato
(Clams Bulhão Pato Style)


Created in honor of the poet Bulhão Pato, Little neck clams mingle in a heady broth of garlic, lemon juice and cilantro.  White wine can be used and other shellfish like mussels or long necks, mahogany clams may also be used.




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Portuguese Folklore




Portugalia Restaurant

723 Cambridge Street, Cambridge,  MA  02141

Tel 617-491-5373


Inner Bay Cafe & Grille

1339 Cove Rd, New Bedford, MA 02744

Tel 508-984-0489


Riviera Restaurant

580 N Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914

Tel 401-431-9231


Trackside Bar & Grill

30 Warren Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Tel 978-531-1047







Photos of Portuguese dishes provided by: Feligenio Medeiros


Portuguese dish descriptions provided by:  Ana Patuleia Ortins author of "Authentic Portuguese Cooking"