September's guest luncher is my workmate Armelle who went to Portugal on her summer vacation this August. Armelle has her own blog here at www.djerbaetmoi.com dedicated to the charming island of Djerba off the coast of Tunisia. Of course it is in French but she's got lots of lovely photos so please make sure to stop by and visit Armelle. She'll be happy to hear from you.
Anyway, Armelle has been telling me for months about the special flat chicken they cook in Portugal and she finally sent me the photos:
They flatten the chicken before putting it on the grill.
Looks fabulous and Armelle says that it should be served with hot sauce and that it's delicious.
Here is a typical plate of yummy Portuguese food including cabrito, bacalhau a braz, green salad, rice, braised cabbage, potatoes and and tomato and onion salad in the middle.
Close up on the bacalhau. Armelle tells me that: "À Lisbonne, la morue est servie "a Braz", du nom d'un tavernier du quartier du Bairro Alto qui avait eu la brillante idée de mélanger de la morue déchiquetée avec des pommes de terre frites et des oeufs brouillés." In English: "In Lisbon, cod is served "a Braz" named for a famous innkeeper from the Bairro Alto neighborhood who had the brilliant idea to mix the the shredded cod with fried potatoes and scrambled eggs". I'm going to have to try this.
Potatoes, I've just eaten lunch but this is making me hungry all over again.
Some delicious refreshing tomato and onion salad.
And since I'm a meat eater, my favorite photo of them all, cabrito (goat). This just looks so good.
Thanks to Armelle for sharing her delicious vacation photos and of course, if you've been somewhere delicious lately and you would like to share please let me know, I'm always happy to feature a new guest luncher.