All things Portuguese.

I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I was born on the Portuguese island of Terceira. My parents moved back to Portugal a few years back, and Tracie and I go visit about every other year. I try to support all things Portuguese and as such, we checked out a new winery just up the road in Bealeton – Morais Vineyards. Its owner is Portuguese, their tanks came from Portugal, they have Portuguese dishes in the tasting room, and they’re making a couple of Portuguese style wines. The place is absolutely incredible, and well worth the trip.

Morais Vineyards.

To go along with the Portuguese theme, this week we made some Chourico, a mildly spicy pork sausage. We got together with some friends, and cut up about sixty pounds of pork, marinated it and then stuffed it into casing. My dad finished smoking it today and this is what it looked like while it was smoking.

Chourico smoking.

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