The Portuguese Cup
Quinta Das Seten Costas Alenquer 2005
The Portuguese Plate
Prego no pao – Portuguese garlic steak burger
Pastéis de Nata – Custard tart
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.
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.