I have received a few questions from readers and today I´m answering them all in one post.
~ The first question is about the "Pao de Ló" recipe I´ve published a few months back. The reader asked if "I was writing from my experience or if I found the information online".
My answer is: I´m writing from my experience. All recipes I publish here in Portuguese Menu were tried by me and if I post anything I never tried before I always mention that. There are quite a few different "Pão de Ló" recipes out there but the one I´ve posted is the recipe my godmother tough me long ago. She just did something different: she weighted the eggs, and used that same weight to measure other ingredients. I use grams, it works well and simplifies the process.
~The second question came from a reader about octopus.
What you have tried is the typical Portuguese octopus salad: "Salada de Polvo". It´s made with (boiled in salted water) octopus, chopped in little pieces, chopped onion and coriander. Then, it´s seasoned with salt, olive oil and vinegar. It´s served cold, in small plates along with bread and, in some regions, olive oils.
~ The third reader requested me to e-mail her a specific Portuguese Christmas recipe. I had planned to publish that recipe last December so I apologize but I ended up traveling to my hometown and had to change my editorial. I still want to post a step-by-step recipe with images and I already have the pictures, I just could not find time and now that Christmas already passed, I´m wondering if I still should publish it now. What do you think guys?