Made a nice Portuguese dish today

By sofs
@sofssu (23807)
October 26, 2015 3:57am CST
Chicken Cafreal is basically a Portuguese dish made with chicken, cilantro, mint green chilies' ginger' garlic and lemon juice. It tasted so good that they boys polished off a whole chicken. I love cooking when people do justice to the effort put in.. This dish mean a lot blending, marinating and slow cooking but was worth the effort. I love to experiment. It elevates cooking from being a boring chore to an games when I throw in some different spices or ingredients and watch it turn out better than the original. Do you like to cook? do you to experiment with cooking from other lands?
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@wiLLmaH (8327)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
I forwarded the name of the dish to my husband. He loves to cook. I love to eat! Fair enough right? hehe
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH Hahha.. Lucky you.. hope he finds the patience to cook this up for you.
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@wiLLmaH (8327)
• Singapore, Singapore
27 Oct 15
@sofssu Haha! But ita takes time before he cooks it. haha!
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@sofssu (23807)
28 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH At least he is willing.
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@LadyDuck (311894)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
It is a delicious spicy chicken that was mostly prepared by the Portuguese colonies in the African continent. It's spicy but very good.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Its delicious indeed. I love spicy food to this one was easy to pick out and experiment with. Have you every tried it?
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@LadyDuck (311894)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
@sofssu Yes, I have tried it, I love Portuguese food and recipes.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Which other recipes have you enjoyed.. I would be happy to try something else.
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@SIMPLYD (91040)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
I can just imagine how delicious that dish is . My mouth is watering as i read the ingredients you enumerated . I love cooking too , but not when i cook and i also wash the dishes . My dishes are the simple ones , for the family only .
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD It was delicious. The boys literally polished off the whole chicken. Washing dishes are also my job.. But sometimes hubby helps. Glad to know that you love cooking.. do you also experiment?
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@SIMPLYD (91040)
• Philippines
27 Oct 15
@sofssu No , i am afraid it might not taste good and it will be a waste of money .
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@sofssu (23807)
27 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD LOL I guess you are letting your fear overtake your confidence levels. Give it a go.
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@salonga (27820)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
Yes, I do love to cook and it is such a joy to see my family enjoying my cooking. I think I will experiment on your Portuguese dish one of these days! Thank you for giving me the idea.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@salonga Let me know how it turns out. I now want to try some Thai dish next do you have any ideas?
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@marlina (113025)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
It is rewarding to see people enjoying the fruits of your labor.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@marlina It sis rewarding to see the enjoys enjoy it so much. My younger son isn't much of an eater.. b ut he ate it with gusto, gave my thumbs up and told me that I should make it more often. Do you experiment with cooking?
• United States
26 Oct 15
It does sound quite good. Yes, I do enjoy cooking, and like you said when the efforts we put in are appreciated in the form of them devouring it completely. Hmm let me see. American, Mexican, Italian.. Yeah, I guess I do, in a round about way.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@TexanTornado I know that you are a good cook.. and ;like me you experiment with cooking,.. you don 't measure your ingredients..lol isn't that so much fun?
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@sofssu Yes, that I do. A little of this, and a little of that... goes a long way. I enjoy it, and enjoy it more when I really give it my undivided attention. Especially around the holidays. I love to create.
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@sofssu (23807)
28 Oct 15
@TexanTornado I know what you mean.. I love to create new stuff all the time.. The boys come up with names for them.
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@softbabe44 (5840)
• Vancouver, Washington
27 Oct 15
cooking and baking is good
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@sofssu (23807)
27 Oct 15
@softbabe44 I am glad you enjoy them.
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• Vancouver, Washington
27 Oct 15
@sofssu They are really part of us thats how we decide if we like cooking and baking.
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@sofssu (23807)
28 Oct 15
@softbabe44 It sure is a part of me.. I enjoy cooking and baking.
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
26 Oct 15
That does sound interesting. I'm not a fan of cilantro, but it does blend nicely with several things and I like lemon with chicken.
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• Lisbon, Portugal
26 Oct 15
I am portuguese. And the Portuguese cuisine is very good. There is very good recipes !
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@sofssu (23807)
27 Oct 15
@jerzgirl I love cilantro.. I kind of use it with everything. I guess its a matter of getting used to the taste.
@Jessicalynnt (50674)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
sometimes my cooking experiments go worse rather than better, it has made me leery of doing too much, since money is tight and if I make something inedible, well then we still have to eat it.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt Aww.. That would be a disaster.. however, just your fear may cripple you.. I am sure with experience you may never have to follow a recipe.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
@sofssu for some things i don't. I make a few simple dishes this way at least.
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@sofssu (23807)
28 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt I am glad you experiment.
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@simone10 (55033)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Oct 15
No, I don't really care for cooking. My brother loves to cook and does most of the cooking in our home. I prefer baking.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@simone10 Lucky for you that your brother likes to cook. My husband only eats.
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@simone10 (55033)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Oct 15
@sofssu Yes, I am very lucky. Once my kids grew up and moved out, I rarely cooked at all. I would eat out or eat frozen dinners.
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@sofssu (23807)
31 Oct 15
@simone10 I dunno if I would like to eat frozen dinners.. I like mine freshly cooked even if it means work.
@vickyrose (2061)
• Canberra, Australia
28 Oct 15
I love to cook, it's very therapeutic! My oh my, it must have been good!
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@sofssu (23807)
28 Oct 15
@vickyrose I can say it was from the way the boys cleaned up the dish.
@jstory07 (97422)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 15
Experimenting sounds good and you can come up with some good dishes.
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@sofssu (23807)
27 Oct 15
@jstory07 It really is fun.. I just trow in stuff and it always works out well.
@BelleStarr (55661)
• United States
26 Oct 15
My husband is Portuguese, well actually his father came from Portugal and his mothers parents but I don't really know any Portuguese dishes. Sounds good.
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@sofssu (23807)
27 Oct 15
@BelleStarr Does your husband cook Portuguese dishes for you?
• United States
26 Oct 15
When we lived in New Jersey there was a Portuguese restaurant we enjoyed. The one thing I remember clearly was the bread, the best bread ever. Now my mouth is watering.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yes they have such soft breads... I love a spicy kind of bread we used to get here.. I love anything spicy ..
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@gudheart (12691)
26 Oct 15
I used to love cooking, but not anymore. I think I find it more of a chore now. I might need to experiment more then!
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@gudheart It feels like a chore if you follow recipes.. get the basic idea and experiment with stuff and its fun. That is what I do.
@Rollo1 (16639)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
I like cooking but I don't have the time or inclination to put a lot of effort into dishes that take a lot of time or preparation. I am a fast cook. I need to get 'er done. So my cooking involves a lot of cheats.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@Rollo1 I don't mind putting any amount of effort.. as long as the family enjoys the food. I guess I am so used to doing all the extra work.
@Juliaacv (62532)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
I have a similar recipe, this one sounds delicious.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@Juliaacv would be interested to know yours.
@bookbar (1609)
• Sudbury, England
26 Oct 15
Sounds utterly delicious, wish I could eat it, but most of those ingredients are no,no's with food sensitivity.
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@bookbar Aww.. you are missing out on so much.. I love mint and cilantro.. and of course the green chilies and spices. These can make any dish mouth watering. I don't talk about food so much but for once I really enjoyed my own cooking.
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@Tita417 (1232)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Oct 15
my cooking is only for my kids. you know what I mean. I'm not a good cook but if anyone of you will teach me I am a good student and a fast learner at that thank you
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@sofssu (23807)
26 Oct 15
@Tita417 I mainly cook for my kids.. the boys are my main critics.. but their friends love my cooking.. so I seem to cook for people I really don't know.