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Best Portuguese Recipes - Recipes with Oport Wine - Food & Port Wine

Updated on July 14, 2011

Me and the Port Wine

It all started when some relatives offered me a bottle of port wine...

I immediately saw myself drinking it but my wife had other plans for that precious drink - she had been collecting some old recipes which included Port wine in their composition.

And this time she took control and hid the Port wine bottle where I wouldn`t find it... not before she shout:

- "I warn you, this time I will make some food recipes with that wine so don´t you dare to start drinking it!"

As you can "hear" I had nothing to do but anxiously wait for those meals.

But I could not wait any longer without thinking about that delicious port wine so I decided to help her and I began researching for more recipes with port wine.

We have already tried them all and we loved it.

I hope you will enjoy this port wine recipes and I promise I will make more hubs on Portuguese recipes.


Port Wine
Port Wine
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Photo by Filou @

Fried Shrimps with Port wine and Cream


500 grams of frozen shrimps

4 garlic cloves

4 tablespoons of olive oil

1 dl cream

1 dl of spirits

4 tablespoons of port wine

1 dessert spoon of mustard

Piperine and salt


In a saucepan, pass the shrimps in boiling water seasoned with salt and remove all the water. Keep the shrimps in the saucepan.

Put the minced garlic in olive oil into a frying pan. Add the shrimps seasoned with salt and piperine and fry them (don´t forget to turn them regularly).

Heat the spirit and lie down on the shrimps. Pull fire and shake the frying pan until the alcohol burns down entirely.

Mix the cream with the Port wine and mustard and throw it in the frying pan. Cover and let boil for 1 or 2 minutes, always stirring the frying pan.

Serve with lemon buds.

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Duck legs with Oport Wine


1 onion

2 legs of duck

1 dl of olive oil

1 carrot

1 turnip

1 dl of port wine

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of vinegar

60 grams of mushrooms

30 grams of butter

1 twig of thyme

salt and pepper


Decorticate the onion and cut it into half-moons.

Put them in a tray and cover them with the meat.

Season with salt and pepper and add the olive oil.

Take to the oven about 15 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.

Meanwhile, boil the carrot and turnip in water with some salt.

Mix the Port wine with honey and vinegar and prepare while mixing.

Cut the mushrooms into strips and cook them in butter.

Finally, wrap it with the vegetables and cook for several minutes.

Serve with the duck decorated with a twig of thyme.


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Salted Cod - Picture from
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Golden Cod with mushrooms and Port wine


1 kg of unsalted cod (or after leaving salted cod under water or milk during 24h)

200 grams of fresh sliced mushrooms

1 cup of dry port wine

3 garlic teeth

1 kg of ripe tomatoes

2 eggs

2.5 dl of olive oil

wheat flour


ground white pepper

1 bunch of parsley


Cut the cod in rectangular slices (not too thin).

Pass the fillets in flour and beaten eggs.

Cut up into small squares and add some lemon juice and pepper.

Leave itself for thirty minutes.

Then pass the pieces of cod in flour and beaten eggs again.

Fry in the cod in the 2.5 dl of olive oil.

In the same frying oil add the previously peeled and crushed tomatoes without seeds plus the minced garlic, the mushrooms, minced parsley and of course the port wine.

Add some salt and pepper.

Let cook with the medium heat during 15 minutes.

Place the fillets in a pyrex.

Pour the sauce and add some grated bread over it and put it on hot oven for 20 minutes.

You may serve with sliced chips.


This one it is not a Portuguese recipe but it seems very tasty

Chef Kirt cooking Moose Steaks with Port Wine, Cherries and Balsamic Vinegar reduction.


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Salmon with Port wine


800 grams salmon fillets

100 grams of spinach

300 grams of Cream

1 onion

4 dl of fish broth

4 tablespoons of Port wine

60 grams of butter

4 tablespoons of white wine


ground pepper

cooked spinach


Place the salmon fillets in a Pyrex.

Season with salt and pepper, moisture with the white wine.

Put into a very hot oven approximately for 15 minutes.

Bring a saucepan to light with the minced onion the fish broth and the Port wine.

Let boil until the liquid reduce by half.

Wash and mince the spinach add to the broth and let cook for a few minutes.

Add the cream and let it thicken slightly.

Remove from fire and start adding the butter in small portions. Use the electric mixer to blend it well.

Season with salt and pepper.

In a tray put the fillets and cover with a little sauce and the spinach, cover with the remaining sauce and serve.


Port wine pudding


6 eggs

2 tablespoons of maizena flour

1 cup of milk M / G

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of port wine


Blend everything with a electric mixer.

Cover the bowl with the liquid caramel and put the entire contents previously mixed with the electric mixer.

Place a trough with boiling water and place the order within for 30 minutes.

Take it from the bowl after cooling.

Ice cream with Passion Fruit aroma of Dry Port


For the ice cream:

2.8 dl of water

200 grams of sugar

12 passion fruits or 2.5 dl of passion fruit pulp (you can also try with other fruits)

1 dl of dry Port wine

For the wafer:

75 grams of sugar

40 grams of margarine

75 g of flour

1 egg

3 tablespoons of milk


Bring water to light with the sugar and boil them for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Open the passion fruit in half remove the flesh with a spoon and filter the flesh. Please allow some seeds and add it to the Dry Port wine. Mix it with sugar syrup and bring to the freezer. Stir every 30 minutes before being frozen.

While the ice cream freezes prepare the wafer in tulip shape.

Turn the oven and set it to 220 degrees centigrade.

Beat the margarine with sugar until achieve a smooth and creamy white cream. Continue beating adding eggs and milk. Finally add the sieved flour.

Cover a board generously with margarine. Lay pieces of mass in the board spreading it with the spoon to obtain circles with about 12 cm in diameter. Let the circles spaced because the mass spread a little more while cooking.

Put it in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies carefully with a spatula and place them on a cup with the mouth turned down to win form of bowl. Repeat operations with the remaining dough.

Let cool and serve with a ball of ice cream.


Now it is your turn to avoid drinking the entire bottle of port wine you got and start using it to make some of those delicious recipes.

Let me know how it went ;)


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    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Oh Funride! This is delicious!

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 

      11 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great recipes!

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      Pennsylvania Wanderer 

      12 years ago

      The recipe for ice cream with passion fruit sounds delicious. I also enjoy a glass of Vintage Porto with an after dinner cigar. If you're a cigar smoker, give it a try.

    • michelle willow profile image

      michelle willow 

      12 years ago from Croatia / Europe

      Another great hub! Have to try some of these!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      LOL, you´re right. When I made this hub I didn´t knew the word "clove" so I made a direct translation from the Portuguese "dente de alho" :D

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      13 years ago from Upstate New York

      Ok, I love garlic, and I have an idea, but what the HELL are "garlic teeth"???!!!!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      Hi Juliet, thanks for your comment. You´re right about the alcohol thing and if we think about the flavor of port wine we can imagine how "sweet" every food will become ;)

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      Juliet Christie Murray 

      13 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Interesting I always like cooking with wine. The good-thing you only get the flavor of the wine because the alcohol evoporates in the heat

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      LOL, dl=deciliter= A metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a litre ;)

      You know how Europeans love to be different :D

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      13 years ago from New Zealand

      How nice to see a recipe not in oz and lb - but WTF is a dl - that's a new one on this Kiwi !

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      Princessa - You´re going to love them and you´re always welcome to visit us ;) (lol, be careful with that last recipe :D )

      Shyamal - Those are really great news! I´ll be looking forward to meet you both and to help you in anyway I can ;) . And btw, I´m not joking either :D

    • shyamchat profile image


      13 years ago from Calcutta

      Someday, may be in April,2009,my wife and I shall land in your place to savour the dishes your kitchen can 'create' !


      and I am not joking .

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      13 years ago from France

      My mouth is watering thinking about those shrimps, yummy, I am certainly trying this recipe THIS week. The ice cream sounds delicious too but a bit complicated for my culinary skills ;) I might just have to visit you to try that delicacy!


      BTW I loved the last recipe (on the comments) I think I will try that inmediately but without the chicken!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      Hi Karen, you have just remind me of another recipe:

      Ingredients: 1 bottle of good port wine; 1 chicken; 1 onion; 3 garlic teeth; 1 lemon; 6 little potatoes.

      Preparation: Start by drinking a chalice of port and clean the poultry. After mincing the garlic and slicing the onion you should reward yourself with another glass of port wine. Put the poultry with the onion and garlic in the oven after squeezing the lemon over. Drink a glass of port before putting the potatoes around the poultry. Leave it in the oven for at least 30 min. this is sufficient time to have a couple of port wine chalices. Hummm... At this moment I feel like I have forget something... Oh, that´s right, don´t forget to put some port over the chicken before taking it into the oven :D

      Have fun!

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      Karen N 

      13 years ago from United States

      The recipes sound great!Just don't drink to much of the wine while you're cooking :)

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      13 years ago from Portugal

      Good morning to all of you :) and thanks for your nice comments ;)

       G-Ma - I´m doing fine and waiting for my next surgery (lets hope it will be the last).

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      amy jane 

      13 years ago from Connecticut

      Wow! What a great selection of recipes. MMMmmm. :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      13 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Well the shrimp and cod looks really good to me...but for me forget the duck legs and the moose ...oh and not to forget the Ice cream...Thank you for these interesting recipes from Portugal...a place I have never been...but then only been out of the USA 2 times..

      How are you doing Love? G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Bob Ewing 

      13 years ago from New Brunswick

      These are mouth-watering recipes, thanks.

    • Edwin Clark profile image

      Edwin Clark 

      13 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

      Great recipes!! Man I'm hungry already, Thanks!


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