Choquinhos à Algarvia, the traditional recipe from Lagos

A traditional recipe for simple and quick to prepare Algarvian Choquinhos. If you choose frozen cuttlefish, your life will be much easier. Try this holiday flavor.

Preparation Time 20 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Passive Time 0 min
Servings 2 servings


500 gr small clean cuttlefish
70 gr garlic
1 dl olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 coriander sauce
piripiri (enough)
300 gr small white potatoes
enough salt


If you choose fresh shocks, you should clean them very well, drain them, season with salt and set aside. If frozen, opt for the already clean cuttlefish, let thaw and season with a little salt.
Wash the small potatoes thoroughly and bake in shell and a little salt.
Cook olive oil, chopped garlic and bay leaf
When it is very hot, add the clean wafers and let fry.
Season with the chilli and a portion of coriander. Cover, shake the frying pan from time to time and let it cook until the buns are tender.


Serve the Algarvian Choquinhos sprinkled with the remaining coriander and accompanied by the boiled potatoes.

You can enrich the side dishes of this recipe, add a cooked vegetable that can be broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, greens.

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