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  Portuguese South-African cooking
by MikeAtSea

Being a sea-faring nation the Portuguese were intrepid explorers and amongst the first Europeans to visit the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s. In the Colonial era that followed they left their mark in various places on the African continent – Angola, Moçambique and South Africa. From the indigenous people they learnt the usefulness of chilies, which they combined with more traditionally Portuguese ingredients such as olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Where European Portuguese food is delicately flavoured, South African-Portuguese cuisine is fearlessly fiery.

Portuguese-South Africans are particularly gifted when it comes to preparing seafood, baking good bread and dishing up memorable meat dishes. Their long love affair with the ocean and all it offers is legendary and they are known as a people who can prepare cod, bacalhau or prawns in a multitude of ways.

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  • Written Sep 29, 2005
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