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Carne de Porco Alentejana is one of the most traditional Portuguese meals. It’s delicious and impressive but not too difficult to make.

Prep

Pork

  • 1 pork loin chopped in half inch cubes
  • Season with 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • Salt and Pepper

Marinate for minimum 1 hour, for best results marinate overnight

Potatoes

  • Chop  yellow potatoes in one inch cube
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Generous amount of oil
  • 1 dash of paprika.

Clams

  • Clean clams thoroughly

Cooking

  • Place potatoes in metal cookie sheet in preheated oven at 375 for 35 min until golden and crisp
  • After potatoes are placed in the oven, saute pork in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large frying pan for 15 mins (make sure pork is cooked through and has little to no pink interior)
  • Once the pork is cooked through, add clean clams to frying pan at high heat, covered with a lid for 5 mins, until all clams are open.
  • Garnish with 1 cup of chopped cilantro.

Serve with potatoes and lemon wedges.

For best results, pair meal with an abundance of Sangria and a light side salad and watch your friends ooo and ahh over this delicious meal.