|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||1 h|
|Ready In||1 h 20 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Portuguese Cozido, also known as "Cozido à Portuguesa," is a traditional Portuguese dish that is similar to a stew or a pot-au-feu. It is a hearty and nutritious meal that is usually prepared in a large pot or cauldron, with different meats and vegetables cooked together.
The dish typically includes beef, pork, chicken, and various types of sausages, such as chouriço, morcela, and farinheira. It also includes an assortment of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, and cabbage.
The meat and vegetables are cooked together in a flavorful broth made with herbs, spices, and sometimes wine, until everything is tender and the flavors have melded together. The dish is often served with rice, bread, or cornmeal porridge.
Cozido is a popular dish in Portugal, particularly during the colder months, and it is often served as a festive or celebratory meal. It is a great example of the country's rich culinary traditions and its love for hearty, comforting dishes.
- Boil the beef and chicken in a large saucepan with plenty of water seasoned with salt.
- In another saucepan boil the pork meats, seasoned also with salt.
- Once the meats are cooked, keep them in a hot place and use half of the water used to boil the beef to cook the vegetables and the sausages, placing first the sausages, the potatoes, the turnips and the carrots and add the cabbage just before they are ready so that the cabbage does not overcook (Don’t forget to prick the sausages before placing them in the saucepan).
- Cut the meats in pieces and slice the sausages.
- Enjoy this meal with a good and full bodied red wine, preferably Portuguese.