Portuguese Country Cooking School

Wonderful burnt orange fire in the wood burning oven

Wonderful burnt orange fire in the wood burning oven

One of the highlights of my getaway was indulging in a Portuguese Cooking lesson. It was so quick and convenient to organise. In fact much to my surprise, I was able to book on a Sunday night for the following day thanks to GoLearnto.com and the accommodating staff at the cookery school.

How to get there is an interesting story in itself.

Follow the horse and carriage

Follow the horse and carriage

The day started with an introduction of my itinerary. I had a visit at the local market to look forward to in Aljezur, which would determine what we would cook throughout the day. We would also be making bread from scratch once I made acquaintances with the wood fired brick oven.

Wood burning oven ready to bake!

Wood burning oven ready to bake!

What we ended up making was phenomenal as it all came out of Frannie’s head as we went along. The day saw us make the following:

Sharon fruit platter

Sharon fruit platter

Sharon fruit platter

Potato Bread

Potato bread

Potato bread

Barbecued Sardines

Barbecued sardines

Barbecued sardines

Goats cheese on a bed of honey and lime carrots

Goats cheese on a bed of honey and lemon carrots

Goats cheese on a bed of honey and lemon carrots

Vegetable tempura and home-made mayonnaise

Deep fried vegetables in batter

Deep fried vegetables in batter

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4 thoughts on “Portuguese Country Cooking School

    • What a good eye! We hunted for sardines but could not find fresh ones so opted for these, I forgot what they were called, and in Portuguese, carapau I think, which is mackerel or like mackerel, though it did not taste like mackerel at all.

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