Cozido à Portuguesa is a typical Portuguese stew cooked from a range of wholesome ingredients such as cabbage, pig’s ear, porco rabo, blood sausage and other various “unmentionables”. I’m assured it’s absolutely delicious and a real gastronomic delight…err…experience. I’m not normally one to back down from a challenge (except for eating snails and oysters),but as I’m already leaning towards becoming a vegetarian I won’t be cooking Cozido à Portuguesa in the foreseeable future. I have therefore included a link to the recipe below for when you are tempted. The photographs are courtesy of a friend who ordered the Cozido à Portuguesa for lunch (which he thoroughly enjoyed) while the rest of us wimped out on grilled salmon or pork kebabs.
Mr. Piglet made us laugh as he built a screen using the various condiments, wine and water bottles to avoid eye contact with the plate of delectable unmentionables. Mr. P is a bigger wimp than I am ,and also “eats” with his eyes!