Bifana 2.0

Is there anything better than a decent sandwich? requited love maybe, a lie in, the first cup of tea of the day?

The bifana is the greatest love and its easy to achieve….if you live in Portugal. I dont so I decided to make the greatest bifana

this is what Anthony Bourdain said about the bifana. but I can do better….

Another great portuguese pork dish is the porto alentejano…pork with clams. I love both equally and can’t stop myself thinking…why not both?

So I marinaded a loin of pork in white wine, garlic, paprika and clams.


I let it marinade overnight and then sous vide to perfection


then browned the pork on a high plancha


lived some bits of the pork and put on the plancha againSnip20190217_4


added some of the marinade


roll and honey mustard


hey presto….sous vide alentejana begins



I’m expecting a call from the Portuguese prime minister to offer me the legion of honour