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Portugese Food, Help me name this dish

TroyTempest Feb 1, 2011 08:26 AM

About 5 years ago i took a short vacation in the Algarve region of Portugal. There was one dish that was pretty much served everywhere we went. It was sort of a stew, as i recall. I think it had rice in it, sometimes chick peas, with different meats or seafood in it. Also, if i remember correctly the dish was the same name as the pot that it was cooked in. One time, in Loule, i think i had it with octopus, and other seafood in it.

  1. scarmoza Feb 1, 2011 08:29 AM

    Do an image search of cataplana and get back to us.

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    1. re: scarmoza
      TroyTempest Feb 1, 2011 08:36 AM

      That's it. Thanks for the speedy reply.
      I should have bought one of those while i was there, but i didn't want to worry about dragging it back. Now i wish I had one. There are no Portugese markets or restaurants where i live (Austin, TX).

      1. re: TroyTempest
        scarmoza Feb 1, 2011 08:38 AM

        The Spanish Table sells them online.
        http://www.spanishtable.com/

        1. re: scarmoza
          TroyTempest Feb 1, 2011 08:46 AM

          yep, i really should have bought one in Portugal

          1. re: TroyTempest
            scarmoza Feb 1, 2011 09:16 AM

            Yeah, the are bem caro. All the reason to go back to the Algarve!

            1. re: scarmoza
              TroyTempest Feb 1, 2011 10:15 AM

              i wish. BTW, Is bem caro the brand?

              1. re: TroyTempest
                scarmoza Feb 1, 2011 12:01 PM

                Nah, bem caro means they're pretty expensive.

                1. re: scarmoza
                  TroyTempest Feb 1, 2011 12:04 PM

                  Ha, what a rube i am.

            2. re: TroyTempest
              Celecanto Feb 3, 2011 07:41 AM

              Try buying at this portuguese online shop (in portuguese)

              http://www.casacarminho.com/produtos-...

              The price range is from 19,90 to 84,90 euros plus shipping. As the price includes VAT it will be 23% cheaper for delivery outside EU.

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