Tastes like home

Home is …. familiar sounds, smells, tastes, feelings and whatever makes you feel at ease and content.
Mealtimes and food is what draws families around the table in many parts of the world. Food lovers around the world will agree that friends and food go hand in hand too. Portuguese people love to chat and eat – for hours. Meals often run into each other…
If you have been to Portugal and walked the streets at a typical ‘feira’, you can smell the inviting aroma of sardines grilling.
My home always smells of food and there is always something cooking.
Today, I cooked up a typical Portuguese dish. Grilled sardines and potatoes. I added some mackerel to it as well. The Portuguese love their fish. I don’t cook sardines very often purely because the smell is so pungent that my house smells of fish for the next couple of days. But sometimes I just crave that taste and I give in!

A typical Sardine Braai.

Grilled Mackerel, potatoes and olive, parsley sauce.

Some extra pictures of the preparation of this meal. I am now adding it to the Recipe Book which you can view under the Recipes link.

Any excuse for a photoshoot!


5 thoughts on “Tastes like home

    1. Hi My Grandparent’s Kitchen, thanks for your comment on my blog. I had a peep at yours – it seems we share the same sentiments. Home cooked meals and photography.
      Keep in touch.

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