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Friday, January 1, 2010
New Years Eve Feast with Mariscada
Cheers to a Happy New year...
Traditional desserts Bolo Rei (Kings Cake), This is the traditional christmas night and new year´s eve cake. Mandatory in every Portuguese tables. Full of cristalized fruits it is delicious. Arroz Doce (sweet rice) Bolo's de Belém, (custard tarts) arguably Portugal's national dessert
what a great medley to make a great celebration on New years Eve fresh Salmon steaks Sea Scallops shrimp squid littleneck clams New England lobster
start the feast, I decided I was keeping it simple & cook everything up in the same pot (only one to clean) olive oil, onions garlic bay leaves some hot piri piri sauce (to taste) tomatoes (I let the tomatoes steam for about 5 minutes with the skin on & then peal it off before cutting them up)
I added the salmon steaks to get them started.
While the Salmon was cooking I added some shrimp into the pan, they cook up quick & provided an appetizer for the guests to get started, "they go great with champagne"
into the pot they go with the lobster, & clams, more shrimp, scallops. Looking good, add some white wine (or beer) to help steam it up & create the sauce. Put the lid on & let steam for 20 minutes.