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CuttleFish Bean Stew

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

Cuttlefish Bean Stew, ( Portuguese name: Feijoada de Choco ) is commonly prepared in Portugal, but in Brazil and Africa as well - due to the interchange of cultures between the continents during the Age of Discoveries in the 16th Century.

In Portugal, it is traditionally made with Pork meat - but there are recipes that substitute it for mollusks or seafood. It is the perfect Sunday Lunch dish, especially on a cold winter day.

Cuttlefish Bean Stew recipe

This recipe serves 4 people.


  • 300g of White Beans (previously soaked the night before)

  • 500g of Fresh Cuttlefish (Clean, and cut in pieces)

  • 8 Shrimps (or Prawns)

  • 1 Onion (chopped)

  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 50g of Chorizo (Sliced)

  • 2 Ripe Tomatoes (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 Piri-Piri Chilli (minced)

  • 5 tbsp of Tomato Pulp

  • 200ml of White Wine

  • 1 Carrot (peeled and chopped)

  • Olive Oil (to taste)

  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

  • Cilantro (to taste - chopped)