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Portuguese Roasted Chourico & Potatoes

Portuguese Roasted Chourico & Potatoes

Created for Mello's Chourico courtesy of choponionsboilwater.com

Now this is one of my favorite portuguese breads to eat. I remember many times sitting in one of the Lisbon Pastelarias (bakeries) and smelling the aroma of the bread baking in the oven, it was intoxicating but in a good way.; I am a bread lover, I could live on bread, I try not to because it's not healthy at all, but if it was possible to do so, believe it, I would have a loaf of bread and a brick of butter every.single.day.

This is an extremely easy recipe to make, it almost reminds me of the other bread that we portuguese make, called a Bola de Carne. A ball of meat....literally, it's like a ball or oval shaped loaf with ham and chourico etc inside. YUM!


  • 2-1/2 to 3 lbs egg-sized potatoes (peeled)
  • 3/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tsp of Portuguese paprika (colourau)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 medium sized onions (chopped)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 4 links of chouriço (about 2 lbs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  2. Peel the potatoes and place them in a bowl of water while you prepare the other ingredients. Mix the paprika in the peanut oil, blend it well. Set aside.
  3. In a roasting pan (I use a 9" x 13" x 2" Pyrex), add the wine, onions, garlic, bay leaves and tomato paste. Be sure to blend all the ingredients well.
  4. Space out the chourico links in the roasting pan, then the potatoes equally around and between them. Drizzle all of the peanut oil/paprika mixture over the potatoes. Add as much chicken broth as needed until the liquid just over half covers the potatoes.
  5. Place it in the oven until it reaches a boil. Then reduce the temperature to 350°F and continue cooking another 30 minutes.
  6. Turn the potatoes and chourico over, then replace the pan in the oven and continue cooking another 15 to 30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  7. Remove from the oven allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then cut up chourico and return to pan. Coat all in the juices.
  8. Serve with a hearty red wine and a good crusty bread.