After another long break I’m back and I will try to compensate you all with this recipe for Shrimp cakes Portuguese style with tomato rice 🙂
This time I have a good excuse for my absence: I was in Portugal for 2 weeks visiting my family and friends. After almost 2 years since my last visit it was really good to spent some time with everyone. And believe me, my intention was to keep you all updated with my cooking from my mum’s kitchen. But unfortunately time flies when you are having fun and before I’ve noticed it was time to came back to reality. My sincere apologies for neglecting you all.
In my attempt to compensate the time lost, I’ve brought with me the recipe of a very famous dish from my country: shrimp cakes. It’s a very popular savory snack that you can find everywhere. And there’s a also codfish and meat version. As you can see from the recipe, it’s not the usual fishcakes. It’s more like a ravioli type of cake that you fry. This is the sort of savory cake that we have as lunch or as a snack in the middle of the afternoon. I have great memories of it from my school times. We used to buy ham sandwiches made in a kind of ftira bread and add one shrimp cake inside. It’s such a good combination 🙂
Because back home we can find these cakes almost everywhere (even frozen at the supermarket) we don’t usually make them at home. It’s one of those things that it’s easier and just as good to buy ready made. But being away from home I miss these little things and the only way is to cook it myself. And I had to make it for the boyfriend, of course 🙂