Ca Te Quero (Rua do Exército 43, Vila Real de Santo Antonio)

Our neighborhood restaurant is just around the corner from our house has an offering of traditional Portuguese food at a very good price, service is good and you feel at home. It maybe doesn’t look to be much from the outside but don’t hesitate go in. As in many Portuguese restaurants the TV is always on…

Dom Petisco

Dom Petisco is traditional Portuguese restaurant in Vila Real de Santo Antonio situated down stream at the bank of the river Guadiana almost where Guadiana meets the sea. Sitting outside a worm day or night overlooking Guadiana´s clear blue water with Spain on the other side gives you almost a sensation of being somewhere in…

Di Vino

One of our absolute favorite places for lunch/tappas/dinner is a small restaurant just by the river Guadiana, just opposite the marina at Avenida Republica in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It is owned by a couple that has migrated from Lisbon to here, Bia is doing all the cooking offering traditional food that is extremely…

Chicken with capers and olives

This recipe is a lovely dish I made it a long time ago on my Swedish blog Completewellnessblog so if you want it in Swedish you can take the recipe from there. This is also a dish you can serve dinner guests to. You can prepare ahead and when it comes to reheat it save the…

Stuffed squid in tomato sauce

I’ve always liked octopus. Here in Portugal is grilled squid common and something that I love to order when I’m at a restaurant. But today when I bought it at the market I was eager to fill it with something good. This was a real treat, so incredibly good. Would also fit nicely to invite guests….

Meatballs with Italian flavour

Meatballs are great food; you can cook a lot and keep in the fridge for later use. Great as snack, and even to take with you on excursions. Some people fail in their diet, come home from work hungry and had no planning. Then it’s easy to get caught up in the fast food swamp….

Restaurant Xicken Piripiri

If you are in Portugal an absolute must is to eat chicken piripiri. We have found a really good place for this close to Tavira and Cabanas. We can recommend going here, and if you come in the summer months you have to book a table. In the summer you can sit outside too. The…

Bacon wrapped Monk fish

I love to go to the fish market here in Vila Real de Santo António. I always go without knowing what to buy, I always go for the daily inspiration. Today I chose monkfish, has really firm texture, both fried and grilled with ease and it holds together nicely. Bacon wrapped monkfish. 2 Pers. 2…

Teriyaki chicken

I love chicken in all ways. I prefer chicken thighs because of the texture of the meat. There are many ways of preparing Teriyaki chicken but this is a very easy way and taste lovely. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs Chicken thighs with the skin on Celtic Sea salt Toasted sesam seeds Spring onions 1 Tbs…

Fish on the back

Fish can sometimes be so plain and boring. But we can assure you that this fish recipe is absolutely out of this world. During our years when we lived abroad we had the pleasure to live in San Sebastian in North of Spain. From here we have many food memories that we bring with us…

Ceviche

Ceviche is originally from Peru. I learned how to make a Peruvian ceviche from a friend when we lived in Panama. It is lime-marinated fish, so incredibly good and fresh. Would actually be able to live on it, I think. Can be served for lunch, picnic, or as an appetizer. In summer it is an…

Breaded Cod filé

A lovely cod fillet always tastes good, extra good is it if you chop nuts and dip it in before you fry it golden in butter. The nuts gives it such a lovely nutty flavor. Serve with homemade mayonnaise and a vegetable of your choice. I like broccoli serves well with fish, and quick to fix. Recipe…