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Yummy Recipes for Self-Isolation

2020 Camino Guides
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
As some of us are returning from various European countries to a 2 week isolation, I thought it might be nice to share some recipes that are good for more than one day's eating.

This is a recipe for Azorian style Portuguese Beans.
I only use bacon and I don't add the coriander seed, but otherwise, this is the same as my grandmother's recipe.

We ate these beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was growing up.
Just the smell of them cooking will uplift the spirits!
They're always better the 2nd or 3d day.

I cook this in a little different order.

1. Soak the beans overnight
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2. Rinse and cover with clean cold water and bring to a boil and cook until soft (Instapots work great)

3. While the beans are cooking, cook the bacon, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices in a separate skillet

3a. I don't use whole spices. I use
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
I don't use coriander, but I've had it with coriander and it's good.

Also, I don't use whole tomatoes. I just use a can of tomato paste and add some water to the skillet. You can use a can of whole tomatoes also.

4. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, then add the tomato mixture to the beans and continue to cook until soft.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Beans
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Here also is my grandmother's recipe for Kale Soup, or Caldo Verde.

 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
One thing that's not disappearing from grocery shelves here is canned salmon and canned mackerel.
Here is a recipe for really good salmon cakes.

1 can salmon
1 can mackerel or tuna (not mandatory - just extends the recipe)
1 egg, beaten
Handful of saltine crackers or bread crumbs
Some parsley if you have it

Mix it all up together. Leave the little bones in - they're good for you.
Make it into cakes.
Let them sit in the fridge at least 1/2 hour
Fry in olive oil

I put ketchup on mine.
Yum.
 

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
When it happens I feel that the world is reeking with despair, I sometimes make Papas aliñás (Andalusian-style potatoes):

  • 600 g Potatoes – approx. 2-3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 100 g White Onion – approx. 1 small onion or 1/2 large one. Finely chopped
  • 50 g Green pepper – approx. 1/4 green pepper, finely chopped.
  • 2 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
  • 125 cl Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tin red tuna in olive oil
  1. Chop the onion and the pepper very finely. Put in a bowl together with the sherry vinegar and leave it to marinate.
  2. Wash the potatoes, put them in a pot and cover them with water. Bring to boil, then add the salt. Cook for around 25 minutes or until done inside (this will depend on the size of the potatoes). Let them cool down.
  3. Peel the potatoes and put them in a bowl together with the olive oil. Mash the potatoes and the oil, not too much. We’re not after a puree, this should have some coarse texture. If you prefer it, you can also slide the potatoes which by the way, is the traditional way to do it.
  4. Gently mix the potatoes and the oil with the onion and green pepper marinade.
  5. Place chunks of tuna on top of the potatoes; add pieces of hard boiled eggs and a few black olives; sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and some finely chopped fresh parsley.
Serve with good, white bread.

Good as a small lunch dish or starter, but can also be a whole meal.

(This is a potato dish, so use good, tasty potatoes. The fridge has a negative impact on the flavor of the potatoes. So I’d recommend you to either leave it to cool down at room temperature and then serve it or, alternatively, put the dish in the fridge but take it out 30 minutes before you serve it so that the potatoes recover their full flavor).
 

Paladina

old woman of the roads
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
Nationwide news coverage reveals mass purchasing of pasta, UHT milk and toilet rolls. Any creative suggestions for a delicious dinner using these ingredients? I'm sure I must have eaten a similar concoction in school all those years ago, but I don't have a recipe.
 
As some of us are returning from various European countries to a 2 week isolation, I thought it might be nice to share some recipes that are good for more than one day's eating.

This is a recipe for Azorian style Portuguese Beans.
I only use bacon and I don't add the coriander seed, but otherwise, this is the same as my grandmother's recipe.

We ate these beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was growing up.
Just the smell of them cooking will uplift the spirits!
They're always better the 2nd or 3d day.

I cook this in a little different order.

1. Soak the beans overnight
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2. Rinse and cover with clean cold water and bring to a boil and cook until soft (Instapots work great)

3. While the beans are cooking, cook the bacon, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices in a separate skillet

3a. I don't use whole spices. I use
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
I don't use coriander, but I've had it with coriander and it's good.

Also, I don't use whole tomatoes. I just use a can of tomato paste and add some water to the skillet. You can use a can of whole tomatoes also.

4. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, then add the tomato mixture to the beans and continue to cook until soft.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Beans
Do you need extra toilet rolls? :) :)

The malingerer.!
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Posted this recipe for Flemish stew or Stoofvlees three years ago.
Freezes well.
Remember only use dark beer : a Trappist or a stout, not some lager ( or you get a lecture from me :) ).

Serves four

drop of vinegar ( plain one )
2 tablespoons of sharp mustard
1 slice of bread
2 tablesoons of Sirop de Liege...you will not find this outside Belgium so best to search for a type of molasse or sticky thick jam...
1 clove
2 sprigs of thyme and 2 laurel leaves
1.5 bottle of dark beer!! a dark Trappist Rochefort or Chimay, do not use a blond one or lager! If no Trappist is found do try to find a dark ( Abbey ) beer.
pinch of salt
2 onions
1 kilo of beef ..equal parts..a sinewy part is ok , more flavour and you will braise it for hours anyway.

So heat a big pot and melt the butter.Stew the coarsely chopped onions on a medium fire, important not to brown them.

Then take a frying pan medium to high , another knob of butter and then quickly fry the chunks of beef all around. Do this in batches because too much meat in pan will let them stew instead of frying .
So small batches and work quickly. Season with pepper and salt.
Then put all chunks in pot with onions.
Keep frying pan with fat and deglaze the frying bits in the pan with the beer. So deglaze for a while until beer comes to boiling point to evaporate most alcohol.

So after that point pour this liquid in the pot with meat.

Bind laurel and thyme together for a bouquet garni and put it also in pot.
Add clove and the treacle.
Smear the slice of bread with the mustard and put it in pot too, mustard side under.

Now let the meat quietly on the stove for two or three hours without the lid on the pot. More is always better.
Prepping time depends on quality of the meat.
In between stir and taste once or twice.
When the sauce has right consistency put lid on pot and let it simmer...I do this for another 30 min.
Finishing touch with the vinegar, another stir and then if needed another twist of salt and pepper.


Perfect with fresh frites and an endives aka witloofsalad! And yes homemade mayonaise.
 
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RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
The whole isolation bit would be a good opportunity for prospective pilgrims to make lifestyle fitness changes, especially those even just 10 kilos overweight. Spend time reducing caloric intake and maybe change over to healthier foods. Regular 12-18 hour fasts, and yoga type stretches. Completely eliminate sodas and sugary drinks from the diet and replace with water. At least two litres a day. Longer walks, and work your way up to running if possible. Upper body exercises such as pushups and pullups. Push away from the table and look upon food more as fuel and less as a pleasure. Garbage food in, garbage performance out.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
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The whole isolation bit would be a good opportunity for prospective pilgrims to make lifestyle fitness changes, especially those even just 10 kilos overweight. Spend time reducing caloric intake and maybe change over to healthier foods. Regular 12-18 hour fasts, and yoga type stretches. Completely eliminate sodas and sugary drinks from the diet and replace with water. At least two litres a day. Longer walks, and work your way up to running if possible. Upper body exercises such as pushups and pullups. Push away from the table and look upon food more as fuel and less as a pleasure. Garbage food in, garbage performance out.
I almost agree with you until you got to looking at food as fuel and not pleasure.
I really LOVE food and you don't have to eat MUCH, but you should enjoy what you DO eat, imo. :)
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
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I almost agree with you until you got to looking at food as fuel and not pleasure.
I really LOVE food and you don't have to eat MUCH, but you should enjoy what you DO eat, imo. :)

Indeed! IMHO food is part of culture. Food is sharing and sitting around a table ( not in front of a TV ) and celebrating life. And being thankful.
 

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
A friend pointed me towards a recipe for vegan tortilla a year or two back. I was very doubtful about it but I was very pleasantly surprised by the result. Good solid comfort food! Though I am an omnivore I still make this from time to time myself.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
When it happens I feel that the world is reeking with despair, I sometimes make Papas aliñás (Andalusian-style potatoes):

  • 600 g Potatoes – approx. 2-3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 100 g White Onion – approx. 1 small onion or 1/2 large one. Finely chopped
  • 50 g Green pepper – approx. 1/4 green pepper, finely chopped.
  • 2 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
  • 125 cl Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tin red tuna in olive oil
  1. Chop the onion and the pepper very finely. Put in a bowl together with the sherry vinegar and leave it to marinate.
  2. Wash the potatoes, put them in a pot and cover them with water. Bring to boil, then add the salt. Cook for around 25 minutes or until done inside (this will depend on the size of the potatoes). Let them cool down.
  3. Peel the potatoes and put them in a bowl together with the olive oil. Mash the potatoes and the oil, not too much. We’re not after a puree, this should have some coarse texture. If you prefer it, you can also slide the potatoes which by the way, is the traditional way to do it.
  4. Gently mix the potatoes and the oil with the onion and green pepper marinade.
  5. Place chunks of tuna on top of the potatoes; add pieces of hard boiled eggs and a few black olives; sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and some finely chopped fresh parsley.
Serve with good, white bread.

Good as a small lunch dish or starter, but can also be a whole meal.

(This is a potato dish, so use good, tasty potatoes. The fridge has a negative impact on the flavor of the potatoes. So I’d recommend you to either leave it to cool down at room temperature and then serve it or, alternatively, put the dish in the fridge but take it out 30 minutes before you serve it so that the potatoes recover their full flavor).
Wow, Turga...I'm impressed! I'll add chef to you already being a clever punner, math/geek wiz, and tortoise extrordinaire!
 
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Camino(s) past & future
somewhere between "not enough" and "way too many"
@Anniesantiago -

You are a generous spirit! What a wonderful gift to the rest of us after having such a trying time personally.

And @SabineP , @Turga, and @Bradypus - very nice contributions to my recipes collection, thank you!

Though they might not measure up to your contributions, I will throw in a couple of my own:

Inspired by La Escuela, just below O Cebreiro: "Pollo Cerveza" (file attached)

Inspired by a nondescript cafe overlooking the waterfront at Fisterra: "Tostados Peregrino" (file attached)

Adapted from a recipe from the most excellent "Twelve Months of Monastery Soups" to what I actually have found on Camino Frances in many places over the years: "French Lentil Soup/Stew" (vegans will go for the soup version, omnivores will fix on my appended notes...file attached)

Cheers to all!

B
 

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Camino(s) past & future
somewhere between "not enough" and "way too many"
@FooteK-

"Maybe we're looking at a cookbook fundraiser?"

I thought this an excellent idea! Then, my "not on Camino" brain kicked in..."Well, who is going to curate and collate such an effort?"

Alternate suggestion - - How about anyone finding value from the recipes here kicks in 5-10 euro to the Forum as a donation?

Obviously, it is an honor system, but getting down to the basics?

Camino meal ingredients are inexpensive though the resultant meal is a fond and warm memory for us peregrina/o(s ). And, for our friends and family, likely something new and exotic which also brings them just a wee bit closer to understanding our newly acquired taste of simplicity refined.

A lot of "few euro" can go a long way.

Yes, I also have selfish motives. I may never go Camino-ing again but I vote for a long-lived Forum. (Now I just have to rustle around to where I left my wallet. I am blessed with "senior moments" lately...too much work and so little play. And I have no idea how to stage a "pity party" in a digital world.;))

Just a thought,

B
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
A friend pointed me towards a recipe for vegan tortilla a year or two back. I was very doubtful about it but I was very pleasantly surprised by the result. Good solid comfort food! Though I am an omnivore I still make this from time to time myself.
I've never seen a vegan tortilla recipe before. I have a friend who is allergic to eggs - I'll have to give her this recipe!
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
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I almost agree with you until you got to looking at food as fuel and not pleasure.
I really LOVE food and you don't have to eat MUCH, but you should enjoy what you DO eat, imo. :)
I enjoy not having diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, knee replacements or getting my arteries bored out even more lol
I'll stick to fuel food and exercise lol
 

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
I've never seen a vegan tortilla recipe before. I have a friend who is allergic to eggs - I'll have to give her this recipe!
A suggestion from my own experiments with the recipe. The "black salt" or Kala Namak is not easy to find where I live. An alternative to give something of the slightly sulphurous taste of egg to the dish is to use a small amount of asafoetida in the chickpea flour mix. Usually easy to find in shops which sell Indian food ingredients.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Extra note about my recipe...When I refer to Laurel I mean Bay Leave. A distinguished member here rightly told me that Laurel is quite poisonous.But you smart guys would have figured out my mistake by now. :)
When English is not your native language!
 

AlwynWellington

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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At least two litres a day.
@RJM , lot of good ideas about soda and other sugar infested liquids.

My local health/nutrition people say 2 litres of liquid a day.

2 litres a day of liquid a day could include your preferences from coffee, tea, orange and other juices, soups and (of course) water. And any other (non-sugary) liquids would also count towards that total of about 2 litres of liquid a day.

Kia kaha (take care, be strong)
 

Bella2017

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014,2015,2016.
March 2017 Oct 2018 Camino ingles june 2019 cancelled Camino Portuguese Oct 2019
No eggs here today in our local supermarkets in uk. I am about to make Caldo verde but am putting chorizo in mine. Great idea to cook comfort food whilst isolating
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I am following the thread with interest. I need to wait till I am desperate though before looking for some of the ingredients on some of the recipes, as there is food in the freezer and this will be the time for detoxing that stuff! (I am terrified of some of the ingredients in the vegan tortilla!) I think I will stick to tried and true. Tomorrow, for example, it looks like we will have some kind of meat casserole. Beef? Lamb? Pork?. All will be revealed. I am about to have a Skype call with someone in Poland. I will find the answer to my question about how to cook the leftover noodles or pasta from our last Polish visitor! Waste not, want not. Bon appetit, Buen aprovecho!
 

SabineP

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A variation on the tortilla is the frittata.
I made it from some leftovers tonight.
Potatoecubes, leek, some mushrooms, low fat bacon , bit of parmesan and of course two eggs...
Twenty minutes in oven et voilà.
Instant albergue/kitchen feeling :).


Thinking about those small tiendas on the Camino Francès. I remember vividly a small grocery store in Mansilla de las Mulas where I was able to buy three individual mushrooms! How the lady carefully packed them for me in a small brown bag. Mixed it with some canned tuna , passata and pasta.
And the well equipped kitchen of the municipal albergue there.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
Nationwide news coverage reveals mass purchasing of pasta, UHT milk and toilet rolls. Any creative suggestions for a delicious dinner using these ingredients? I'm sure I must have eaten a similar concoction in school all those years ago, but I don't have a recipe.
At my yoga class on Friday (when classes were cancelled for the foreseeable future) there was a pile of food odds and ends, mostly outdated, for us seniors to take with us, to empty the stock. I found a tin of tomato sauce and a box of macaroni and cheese. I could add lots of things to the tomato sauce, but I thought I was out of pasta, so I took the box of mac and cheese as well, planning to use the macaroni only. I was a little surprised to find a partial box of better quality pasta when I got home, so the mac and cheese is for emergency use only.
 

chinacat

Veteran Member
A suggestion from my own experiments with the recipe. The "black salt" or Kala Namak is not easy to find where I live. An alternative to give something of the slightly sulphurous taste of egg to the dish is to use a small amount of asafoetida in the chickpea flour mix. Usually easy to find in shops which sell Indian food ingredients.
Someone’s been reading the Guardian! 😉😄
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Posted this recipe for Flemish stew or Stoofvlees three years ago.
Freezes well.
Remember only use dark beer : a Trappist or a stout, not some lager ( or you get a lecture from me :) ).

Serves four

drop of vinegar ( plain one )
2 tablespoons of sharp mustard
1 slice of bread
2 tablesoons of Sirop de Liege...you will not find this outside Belgium so best to search for a type of molasse or sticky thick jam...
1 clove
2 sprigs of thyme and 2 laurel leaves
1.5 bottle of dark beer!! a dark Trappist Rochefort or Chimay, do not use a blond one or lager! If no Trappist is found do try to find a dark ( Abbey ) beer.
pinch of salt
2 onions
1 kilo of beef ..equal parts..a sinewy part is ok , more flavour and you will braise it for hours anyway.

So heat a big pot and melt the butter.Stew the coarsely chopped onions on a medium fire, important not to brown them.

Then take a frying pan medium to high , another knob of butter and then quickly fry the chunks of beef all around. Do this in batches because too much meat in pan will let them stew instead of frying .
So small batches and work quickly. Season with pepper and salt.
Then put all chunks in pot with onions.
Keep frying pan with fat and deglaze the frying bits in the pan with the beer. So deglaze for a while until beer comes to boiling point to evaporate most alcohol.

So after that point pour this liquid in the pot with meat.

Bind laurel and thyme together for a bouquet garni and put it also in pot.
Add clove and the treacle.
Smear the slice of bread with the mustard and put it in pot too, mustard side under.

Now let the meat quietly on the stove for two or three hours without the lid on the pot. More is always better.
Prepping time depends on quality of the meat.
In between stir and taste once or twice.
When the sauce has right consistency put lid on pot and let it simmer...I do this for another 30 min.
Finishing touch with the vinegar, another stir and then if needed another twist of salt and pepper.


Perfect with fresh frites and an endives aka witloofsalad! And yes homemade mayonaise.
Tell us more about Sirop de Liege please.
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
Good Morning,
love this thread especially with your geographic input.
What gone out of our selves ... never seen it like this here.
I wonder what will they do later when they get tired of canned soup and noodles tomato sauce?
We have a home made noodle here called little sparrow, but since I am hopeless to make proper Sparrows ( Spätzle) here the Franconian Version called spoon sparrows. They are a bit like dumplings you have in the south in chicken soup.

You need flower a handful a bit of water an egg salt.
You take your fork and mix all ingredients in a bowl if too liquidy add some flower if to dry add a little bit of water.
The dough should look and feel like glue . Then a big pot with boiling salt water. Now reach with a little spoon first into the boiling water then separate half a spoon full of mass and drop it with the help of your second spoon. Repeat until all your dough is gone. Let boil until the sparrow all float on the top hence your large pot for 2 min more then if you like the chees version you spoon them out in a skillet with a little butter , Rost them a bit add some grated cheese and serve piping hot. You can serve any kind of salat or canned fruit. Without the cheese and the roasting is a side dish whenever you would have noodles. It’s fun to make especially with kids because they can make a mess with the dough and mine simply loved them. Fränkische Lóffelspatzen.
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
Hi Sabine, there is flaw to your recipe. I learnt cooking from my dad and he from his grandmother. There should be two bottles of beer. One fore the stew one for the cook, same goes for the wine. Never use cheep wine or in your case cheep beer. Is the dark beer a more malty beer into the sweet direction or dark and potent.?
Love your stew and will make it.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Hi Sabine, there is flaw to your recipe. I learnt cooking from my dad and he from his grandmother. There should be two bottles of beer. One fore the stew one for the cook, same goes for the wine. Never use cheep wine or in your case cheep beer. Is the dark beer a more malty beer into the sweet direction or dark and potent.?
Love your stew and will make it.
Interesting question @Delphinoula . It does depend on your taste really and the combination with the other ingredients. I prefer a Trappist Rochefort 6 which is malty and sweet and ends a bit bitter.

It gives a good contrast with the mustard in the sauce.
 
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SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
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Tell us more about Sirop de Liege please.

Here you go.

I believe that nearly every Belgian household has a pot in the cupboard!
A buckwheat pancake with bacon and some Stroop! Yum.

Our region ( lots of orchards ) is also famous for our local Stroop.
And old Stroopfactory is now rebuild and houses a very interesting museum about the live of the farmers, the industry around the making of stroop and how life in this city was in those days.

Museum is now closed of course due to the Corona crisis.
The old tramwayline ( made for getting the fruit from orchard to factory ) are now revamped and we can use them as a walking and cyclingpath.

From craftmanship to industry ( the first steammachines ).

I could go on and on about this wonderful cultural heritage but I will stop :).
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Tomorrow, to a shop for epicures on the South side of the city... they will have it for sure. And I will look for some beer. I never buy it so will need to take the name with me. And Delphinoula is leading you astray, Sabine. I liked the sound and look of the recipe, Delphinoula. Added to my list. Thanks!
 
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Frances part (2019)
Well, my recipe has to be this, though it's not very healthy. I've made it several times since coming back and everyone has loved it. It's also very scaleable and very easy.

Tarta de Santiago

Preheat oven to 180C, 350F/gas mark 4

Mix together 250 grammes ground almonds, 250 grammes castor sugar, 5 large beaten eggs, zest of half a lemon. Pour into a greased tin 28cm diameter (I don't have one but I've made it in a 20 cm tin, and also a 2 egg version in a 17cm cast iron pan. You just need to test for doneness and adjust cooking time as necessary)

Bake for 35 minutes.

Cut out a St James's cross and place in the centre of the tarta. Sieve icing sugar over, and carefully remove the cross.
Hope this recipe translates OK to north american and antipodean kitchens, and that you find some eggs.

I'm enjoying this thread and this forum, though I feel slightly fraudulent having achieved just 2 weeks of CF last year! Thank you all.
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
Good Morning,
here a way to prepare potatoes It’s good for slim purses . Don’t worry if you do not understand it. She is having some fresh if possible orange juice some lemon juice potatoe salt and olive oil. If you serve it with finely slices white cabbage with salt and a bit of lemon it is a very satisfying meals . Of course if your rich you can add a little piece of cheese or some olives.
We make it without orange juice and unfortunately I don’t have an outside dome shaped oven.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Another lovely day has dawned. No prohibition yet on going outside. I keep my distance, I take the path less travelled. I hope to find a couple of items for trying out some of the recipes current on this thread. Yesterday I made a delicious tea Brack. i am too lazy to look for my printed copy and try to sort the scanner, so here are a couple of alternatives. I used whole meal flour, the recipe I have asked for spelt but that is not to be had. I will try again today for that. I used a small amount of Canadian maple syrup instead of sugar, and also 2 eggs. I used baking parchment instead of butter. I cut it after a while, and after giving some to our neighbours, we had a little taste of it. Get cracking! You will not regret it, and the smell is very different, but just as appealing in its own way as fresh tortilla from the cafe on the left in Burguete, on a little square...
The baking parchment was for lining the tin, not an ingredient!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Good Morning,
here a way to prepare potatoes It’s good for slim purses . Don’t worry if you do not understand it. She is having some fresh if possible orange juice some lemon juice potatoe salt and olive oil. If you serve it with finely slices white cabbage with salt and a bit of lemon it is a very satisfying meals . Of course if your rich you can add a little piece of cheese or some olives.
We make it without orange juice and unfortunately I don’t have an outside dome shaped oven.
The day after tomorrow! Written on the calendar! Thank you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Well, maybe tomorrow... first, these:
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A neighbour wanted to do something so I set her a challenge to find padrón peppers. I knew she would. We have arranged to pay each other for any shopping, so it is ok to ask. It is so easy to cook these. And much easier to eat them!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Where else can I post this? Only here. One of my brothers sent this round to us all, and it picks up our peculiar sense of humour in face of hardship. Hardship? Not exactly, but maybe adversity. The only connection with recipe is the chocolate rubbish he bought, really going back to childhood treats when a packet would have gone round the lot of us (six siblings) !
 

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Barney12

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Camino(s) past & future
2021
As some of us are returning from various European countries to a 2 week isolation, I thought it might be nice to share some recipes that are good for more than one day's eating.

This is a recipe for Azorian style Portuguese Beans.
I only use bacon and I don't add the coriander seed, but otherwise, this is the same as my grandmother's recipe.

We ate these beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was growing up.
Just the smell of them cooking will uplift the spirits!
They're always better the 2nd or 3d day.

I cook this in a little different order.

1. Soak the beans overnight
View attachment 71008
2. Rinse and cover with clean cold water and bring to a boil and cook until soft (Instapots work great)

3. While the beans are cooking, cook the bacon, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices in a separate skillet

3a. I don't use whole spices. I use
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
I don't use coriander, but I've had it with coriander and it's good.

Also, I don't use whole tomatoes. I just use a can of tomato paste and add some water to the skillet. You can use a can of whole tomatoes also.

4. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, then add the tomato mixture to the beans and continue to cook until soft.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Beans
I might have missed it but what kind of beans do you use? Just canned kidney/red/pinto beans or would any be ok? thanks!!
 

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
At home during this isolation time, I've been looking through my grandmother's recipe collections and enjoying making tasty comfort meals - things that I loved to eat when I would visit them. They're also handy because they mostly use very basic ingredients that I tend to have.

A favourite that's great with a simple green salad:

Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Grated Potato Crust

Heat oven to 400 degree (F) or 200 degree (C)

Crust:
2 cups packed grated raw potato
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup grated onion

Set the freshly grated potato in a colander over a bowl. Salt it and leave it for 10 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess water and add it to the remaining ingredients. Pat the potatoes into an oiled 9 inch pie pan, building up the sides of the crust with lightly floured fingers. Bake for 40-45 minutes until browned. After the first 30 minutes, brush the crust with a little oil to crispen it.

Turn down oven to 375 deg (F)

Filling:
1 packed cup grated cheddar cheese
1 medium cauliflower, broken into small flowerets
1 medium clove crushed garlic
1 cup chopped onion
3 tblsp butter
dash of thyme
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs & 1 cup milk (beaten together)
black pepper to taste
paprika

Sauté the onions and garlic, lightly salted, in butter for 5 minutes. Add herbs and cauliflower and cook, covered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread half the cheese into the baked potato crust, then the sauté, then the rest of the cheese. Pour the custard over and dust with paprika. Bake 35 - 40 minutes until set.
 

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
And for something sweet: An easy cake.

Plum Torte

3/4 cup PLUS 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
Pinch salt
24 halves pitted small plums or 12 halves large plums
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180 C)

In an electric mixer, cream the 3/4 cup sugar and butter. Add the flour, baking powder, eggs, and salt and beat to mix well. Place in an 8 or 9 inch lightly buttered square pan. Cover the top with the plums, skin side up. Mix the cinnamon with the remaining 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle over the top.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the center tests done with a toothpick. Remove and cool to room temperature or serve warm. Great with whipped cream!
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
ROSQUILLETAS
Good Morning Neighbors,
since cooking is a way to keep soul and body together, here what I will fix. My Dad used to name it whatgodwill... it is leftovers made into a stew. I add water and spices and serve it as a soup.
And here the best part for me I make my owne breadsticks.. Not fancy.
Since fresh yeast is not to be had I found a dry pack in the back of my cupboard. Yeah.
Now I make a predough to bring the yeast back to live. Add a bit of water sugar and flower, stir it and wait until it bubbles. Then add flower and water and saltBF9840A5-96B6-4EA2-B69F-769BC2CD4836.jpeg 3020BCDC-865D-49BF-8DE8-3DEE8BD2778D.jpeg7EAE9D0A-F118-4637-A132-3EF8CBD812BD.jpeg6A1E6117-D0DF-4ACE-94CD-98EEE4302A31.jpeg
and since it’s freezing here I place it into my Dutch oven pot or creuset that I had warmed up on my heater.
When it’s done rising I’ll post some more.
meanwhile don’t loose heart.
So patience paid out. Here more and yes it is a tapa as wellE5471B90-4D44-46AD-96FD-F45C3885AC9A.jpeg9D943F8E-8089-484A-AD28-B273DE92D578.jpeg
 
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Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
Caldo gallego with lots of kale from our garden tomorrow to celebrate our first day of a month’s lockdown in NZ....there will be plenty of time to work through the rest of the recipes. Thanks everyone.
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
One thing that's not disappearing from grocery shelves here is canned salmon and canned mackerel.
Here is a recipe for really good salmon cakes.

1 can salmon
1 can mackerel or tuna (not mandatory - just extends the recipe)
1 egg, beaten
Handful of saltine crackers or bread crumbs
Some parsley if you have it

Mix it all up together. Leave the little bones in - they're good for you.
Make it into cakes.
Let them sit in the fridge at least 1/2 hour
Fry in olive oil

I put ketchup on mine.
Yum.
Thank you just found a can in the my cupboard and now I know what to do with it. Any substitutes for the crackers? Bread crumps?
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood a beautiful day ............
Not exactly a recipe , but I thought this is great. A Greek restaurant owner provides meals to go for the medical staff in the town so they do not have to go hungry after their long shifts. When asked how he finances himself he said he had take out a loan anyway and so he feels better cooking and doing. The only thing was he was asking his colleagues for containers. I called if I can buy a meals for a nurse he said no, because of our strict curfew laws, but he could accept a tip. So a tip he got.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
I make soup for pot luck dinners from V8 brand vegetable drink. It makes a lot so not so great for these social distancing days. Maybe you could freeze it in smaller portions. We've never returned with enough to bother freezing.

I copied the text below from a light-hearted forum thread from a couple of years ago. That's why the picture shows an unusual topping. The butter knife in the pot is standing up by itself (I make thick soup).

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Recipe for V8 soup: V8, vegetables, heat and eat.

I make it only for feasts in a three quart crock pot and I only put in vegetables I like. The V8 drink comes in a quart and a half bottle (about 1.3 liters) and I use the low salt version. I pour that into the pot first and then fill the pot with cut up veggies. Not completely full as it will expand. I use dried, fresh, canned and frozen vegetables.

This year I skipped the radishes but added lentils and potatoes (frozen French fries for baking cut into small cubes.) I thought about adding some combination of rice, wild rice and pasta this year but decided to keep it just vegetables.

The V8 ingredients are tomato, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach. I added diced tomatoes, sliced carrots and celery and cut spinach (from the V8 ingredients.) This year I also added pearl onions, wax and green beans, corn (maize), potatoes, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and lentils. I keep adjusting the temperature on the crock pot from high to low while test tasting until it can go low until served.

Great for crowds as nearly everyone can eat it. No gluten, nuts or dairy. Low salt, low sugar, low fat. That of course depends on the toppings you decorate it with.
 

chinacat

Veteran Member
I make soup for pot luck dinners from V8 brand vegetable drink. It makes a lot so not so great for these social distancing days. Maybe you could freeze it in smaller portions. We've never returned with enough to bother freezing.

I copied the text below from a light-hearted forum thread from a couple of years ago. That's why the picture shows an unusual topping. The butter knife in the pot is standing up by itself (I make thick soup).

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Recipe for V8 soup: V8, vegetables, heat and eat.

I make it only for feasts in a three quart crock pot and I only put in vegetables I like. The V8 drink comes in a quart and a half bottle (about 1.3 liters) and I use the low salt version. I pour that into the pot first and then fill the pot with cut up veggies. Not completely full as it will expand. I use dried, fresh, canned and frozen vegetables.

This year I skipped the radishes but added lentils and potatoes (frozen French fries for baking cut into small cubes.) I thought about adding some combination of rice, wild rice and pasta this year but decided to keep it just vegetables.

The V8 ingredients are tomato, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach. I added diced tomatoes, sliced carrots and celery and cut spinach (from the V8 ingredients.) This year I also added pearl onions, wax and green beans, corn (maize), potatoes, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and lentils. I keep adjusting the temperature on the crock pot from high to low while test tasting until it can go low until served.

Great for crowds as nearly everyone can eat it. No gluten, nuts or dairy. Low salt, low sugar, low fat. That of course depends on the toppings you decorate it with.

Don’t you make this for a special occasion?
I seem to remember it was for either 4th July, or Thanksgiving ... ?

I have it copied already 😉😄

Sadly, I have to leave the lentils out 🥺
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Don’t you make this for a special occasion?
I seem to remember it was for either 4th July, or Thanksgiving ... ?
A friend who hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for friends practically begs for this in his invitation. We usually host Christmas dinner but this doesn't always appear there because Peg has enough stuff going on in the kitchen.

Put in or take out anything you want to. I change it every time. The only requirement is using V8 for the stock (otherwise it is cheating calling it V8 soup).
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
Nationwide news coverage reveals mass purchasing of pasta, UHT milk and toilet rolls. Any creative suggestions for a delicious dinner using these ingredients? I'm sure I must have eaten a similar concoction in school all those years ago, but I don't have a recipe.
Good Morning,
I remember a recipe from my Grandmother. Milk noodles. It’s easy and fast so you do not have to use a lot of energy , in her case wood, to heat milk up add noodles and let them simmer until tender.
Then you barter some toilet paper for sugar or honey sweeting you’re noodles as you like and barter some more toilet paper for cinnamon or chocolate powder. If you have a sweetener you keep the toilet paper for its original purpose. According to the song what goes up must...
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Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
This is the best I have had since I feel in love with the on my CP 2018!
Yes yes yes a
pasteis de Nara and a Brazilian Espresso to go with it.

About 20 km from Porto I had my first pastel and I fall in love with the combination of really good coffee and a little sweet just enough to make you heart sing.
I asked one of the guys that worked in that bakery and he said his mom’s were better and when I asked for the recipe he nodded and disappeared. So I thought that was that and my communication skills are not what I believed they were. So after my brake on I went ...and I heard somebody calling I did not thing this was for me after all I did not know anybody there and continue walking But then my nosiness got the better of me. I turned around to see the kid I asked earlier. He brung me a piece of paper with his mother’s recipe in Portugiese of course . I have kept this piece of paper ripped out of a school exercise book all this time, but now I seemed not to be able to find it. All I remember was sugar , nata and eggs for the filling.
So thank you for this short trip to the Camino Portuguese.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
From "1080 Recipes" by Simone and Inés Ortega.
Delicious. Comfort food in this cold winter time.
I might have needed a bit more water, but never mind, it tasted gorgeous.
The picture with the golden liquid is not essential, but helps...
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wjohnk

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portugese Coastal (2019)
Thank you Anniesantiago (post no 1) for the Azore bean recipe. It is delicious - especially when partnered with wine from the Iberian Peninsular.
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
All these comfort foods ... :)
I had a hankering for some corn bread the other morning. Made some for breakfast and dined on it for the rest of the day - with honey butter, to which I was introduced several years ago in a restaurant on the other side of the border. So delicious ...! 😊
 

Mycroft

Active Member
Nationwide news coverage reveals mass purchasing of pasta, UHT milk and toilet rolls. Any creative suggestions for a delicious dinner using these ingredients? I'm sure I must have eaten a similar concoction in school all those years ago, but I don't have a recipe.
Ha ha, Paladina, you've reminded me of one of my theatre professors from many years ago who told the story of a restaurateur he once knew who was famous in Italy and around for his veal piccata. It was so delicate and thin from pounding the meat, people were amazed. Customers and critics alike praised him. Later, after the chef died, it turned out this fellow was using toilet roll 2 or 3 layers thin and not veal! Thanks for the memories!
 

Mycroft

Active Member
As some of us are returning from various European countries to a 2 week isolation, I thought it might be nice to share some recipes that are good for more than one day's eating.

This is a recipe for Azorian style Portuguese Beans.
I only use bacon and I don't add the coriander seed, but otherwise, this is the same as my grandmother's recipe.

We ate these beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was growing up.
Just the smell of them cooking will uplift the spirits!
They're always better the 2nd or 3d day.

I cook this in a little different order.

1. Soak the beans overnight
View attachment 71008
2. Rinse and cover with clean cold water and bring to a boil and cook until soft (Instapots work great)

3. While the beans are cooking, cook the bacon, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices in a separate skillet

3a. I don't use whole spices. I use
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
I don't use coriander, but I've had it with coriander and it's good.

Also, I don't use whole tomatoes. I just use a can of tomato paste and add some water to the skillet. You can use a can of whole tomatoes also.

4. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, then add the tomato mixture to the beans and continue to cook until soft.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Beans
As some of us are returning from various European countries to a 2 week isolation, I thought it might be nice to share some recipes that are good for more than one day's eating.

This is a recipe for Azorian style Portuguese Beans.
I only use bacon and I don't add the coriander seed, but otherwise, this is the same as my grandmother's recipe.

We ate these beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when I was growing up.
Just the smell of them cooking will uplift the spirits!
They're always better the 2nd or 3d day.

I cook this in a little different order.

1. Soak the beans overnight
View attachment 71008
2. Rinse and cover with clean cold water and bring to a boil and cook until soft (Instapots work great)

3. While the beans are cooking, cook the bacon, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and spices in a separate skillet

3a. I don't use whole spices. I use
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
I don't use coriander, but I've had it with coriander and it's good.

Also, I don't use whole tomatoes. I just use a can of tomato paste and add some water to the skillet. You can use a can of whole tomatoes also.

4. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, then add the tomato mixture to the beans and continue to cook until soft.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Beans
Gotta have the chocolate!
TIFFIN
Melt 100 g butter,150 g chopped dark chocolate, 150 g chopped milk chocolate. Add 150 g golden syrup, pinch salt, , 200 g crushed biscuits, 100 g raisins, 75 g chopped glace cherries, 75 g chopped nuts. Press into 8x8 pan. Let it sit 5 min. Fridge 2 hrs

I don't put in the nuts. Sometimes I put in raisins. Sometimes dried cherries (not glace). Sometimes no extras so I can focus in the chocolate.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Gotta have the chocolate!
TIFFIN
Melt 100 g butter,150 g chopped dark chocolate, 150 g chopped milk chocolate. Add 150 g golden syrup, pinch salt, , 200 g crushed biscuits, 100 g raisins, 75 g chopped glace cherries, 75 g chopped nuts. Press into 8x8 pan. Let it sit 5 min. Fridge 2 hrs

I don't put in the nuts. Sometimes I put in raisins. Sometimes dried cherries (not glace). Sometimes no extras so I can focus in the chocolate.
Wish I could use your recipe. Not allowed, chocolate. And by the way, I just love your avatar photo.
 

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