Whilst the weather is definitely not as sunny or warm as it is in Portugal, bring the Mediterranean vibes to your home with the ultimate Portuguese feast!
Of course, no Portuguese night is complete without beer and what better way to feel like you are sitting on a sunny beach in the Algarve than with an ice-cold Sagres, a Portuguese classic? We’ve also got designated drivers and those who prefer not to drink covered with Sagres 0%. Order Sagres online today and when it arrives at your door, pair it with these delicious Portuguese favourites.
What is a feast without food? It's only right to start with the savoury options Portugal has to offer.
We are kicking off with a classic, Peri Peri chicken wings, it’s hard for these not to be a crowd pleaser and what is even better if you can prep them in advance, leave them to marinade and pop them in the oven when your guests arrive. Mix together some spices to create your marinade or purchase a pre-made mix from that famous Portuguese restaurant that starts with the letter N and you are good to go! Another winner is peri prawns or keep it simple with garlic and chilli, just make sure you have some breath mints or mouthwash on hand!
The next savoury classic from Portugal is grilled sardines, simply create a marinade of garlic, paprika, lemon, chilli and herbs then pop it on the sardines and grill until caramelised and slightly charred to seal in that flavour. Did you know that there is even a national holiday in Portugal in June to celebrate these little fish? Ditch the image of slimy sardines in a tin as these are a delight!
Empanadas are also a great crowd-pleaser but do take a little more effort than chicken wings. There are lots of recipes available online and these little parcels of dough can be filled with fish, meat, cheese or vegetables for vegetarian guests. You are sure to impress your guests if you take the time to whip up a batch.
After all that savoury goodness, you are bound to want a sweet treat and thankfully Portugal has a few delicious treats to offer!
Let’s start with the famous Pasteis de Nata, these custard tarts are perfect for a party and can be prepared ahead of time if you are going to have a Bake Off moment and give them a go from scratch. For those of us who don’t possess Mary Berry baking skills, you’ll find these yummy tarts at a range of bakeries and pastry shops.
For those doughnut lovers, we’ve got the ultimate Portuguese treat for you. You need to try Bola de Berlim, perfect for those with a sweet tooth and another great dessert that you can enjoy with friends and family!
Another favourite dessert in Portugal is a chocolate mousse, there are so many recipes online and when served in a martini glass or in individual shot glasses they really pack the wow factor.