Portugal vs Germany

potuguese wine

The Portuguese Cup
Quinta Das Seten Costas Alenquer 2005

prego

custard tart

The Portuguese Plate
Prego no pao – Portuguese garlic steak burger
Pastéis de Nata – Custard tart

Score

little m
3.5 stars

This morning we didn’t know what we having for dinner, so it was a bit of panic when we arrived home and quickly had to agreed on what to eat and then buy the appropriate groceries! Fortunately, I’d found a low effort recipe for Portuguese burgers, that contain a steak “nailed” with garlic (garlic inserted into holes in the steak) and red wine. The garlic may be a little overpowering for some, but I really enjoyed these.

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that the Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts) are from Nandos! Although I’m pleased to report that they weren’t too sugary. Just right.

Big M
3.5 stars (cup)
4 stars (plate)

If you prefer the French and Spanish wines to Australian then you will love this Portuguese bottle. This is what I like to think as a red wine rather than a purple wine. It tastes of the earth rather than a plum. This would go well in a Sangria too.
3 and half stars.

The simplicity of the steak burger really worked for me. No soggy tomato or lettuce, just meat garlic and onion. The garlic does not cook so I recommend taking the garlic out of the steak, unless you love raw garlic. I think adopting the garlic into the Aussie BBQ’d steak sandwich is a winner.
4 stars.

2 Responses to Portugal vs Germany

  1. Dee says:

    Re. the garlic. This may work. Crush or finely chop the garlic cloves, spread them over the steak and ‘nail’ them into the steak using a tenderising hammer. The garlic would cook with no need for removal.

  2. bigm says:

    excellent – thanks for the garlic tip. i will do that next time.

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