23 December 2008

Portuguese Christmas Eve Traditions

Bolo Rei - King Cake

Hi everyone.
Most Portuguese are Christians, so we celebrate Christmas eve in family. Traditionally, we have soups such as "Caldo Verde", "Canja", and "Sopa de Legumes".
For main course we have Codfish with vegetables, Octopus, other types of fish and seafood.
Traditional sweets are fruit cakes "Bolo Rei" (picture above), Portuguese Sweet Rice, different types of fried dough, such as "Sonhos", "Filhós", "Azevias" and many others.
This Christmas I will be in the kitchen too. I hope to take some pictures to post here.
See you soon.

Image Credits: http://www.petiscos.com/smf/index.php?topic=13792.0


Bella Casa said...

That looks so delicious!!!

Merry Christmas to you!

Bella Casa blog

Anonymous said...

Lovely dish! Merry Christmas!

DCRose said...

Looks scrumptious. DCRose

Mizé said...

Hi Ladies.
Thanks for commenting.
Bolo Rei, that means King Cake is one of my favorites. It´s really good!