Join me at Reid’s Palace on Madeira Island #SundaySupper

Reid's Palace Madeira Island

Reid's Palace Madeira Island

Have you ever wanted to get away to a magical place? A place that was not only beautiful but had  amazing food?  I know I have! One of the places that I have always wanted to visit is the Portuguese Island of Madeira. From what my parents have told me, it is one of the most beautiful places in the World!

Way back, when I was a twitter newbie, I wanted to connect with people from Portugal.  As I was searching, I came across @Reids_Palace. When I clicked on their link and saw this picture, it was Love at first site!

Reids Palace Madeira Island

Reid's Palace Madeira Island

So I followed and loved everything that they fed me. Literally every picture that I have seen from this magical place is a true Recipe for Success.

You all know how much I love Fish and Seafood.  Since I am Portuguese, it is just in my blood.  One of my absolute favorite dishes is a Portuguese Caldeirada.  Imagine my surprise when I asked the Executive Chef from Reid’s Palace what he would serve for Sunday Supper and he executed one of my favorite Seafood Dishes. Caldeirada or Fish Stew is one of those dishes everyone must try at least once.

I am a seafood lover!  But I have to confess, I don’t know if I am in love with the Seafood in this dish as much as I am in love with the Sauce.  Words can not describe this combination of flavors in this fabulous sauce. You must try this recipe yourself.

With a view like this, it is hard to focus on the food. Trust me, you will be happy to have tried this recipe…

Reid's Palace Madeira Island

Reid's Palace Madeira Island


Caldeirada, Portuguese Fish Stew

Caldeirada Portuguese Fish Stew


Ingredients (serves 10 people)

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 lbs potatoes
  • 2 lbs  prawns headless 8/12
  • 2lbs  pounds monkfish tail
  • 1 lb large mussels
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1  bell pepper
  • 1 sprig Parsley
  • 2 bread baguette
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 teaspoons garlic
  • 3 table spoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • black pepper (to your taste)
  • 2 fresh peeled tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • make the garlic butter with parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice
  • slice the bread and toast, spread the butter
  • slice the peeled tomato, peel the bell peppers and make julienne,
  •  make onion julienne,
  • add fish stock, add white wine, paprika, curry, olive oil, bay
  • leaves, parsley leaves, chopped garlic and bring to boil
  •  place inside the monk fish in medallion
  • prawns cut slightly lenghtway,  and  2 mussels
  • let finish cooking and check seasoning
  • serve in a soup plate with garlic toasts aside.
  • PS:  make 7 pieces of potato per person.


JOIN US IN OUR MISSION  TO  BRING BACK #SUNDAYSUPPER AROUND THE FAMILY TABLE IN EVERY HOME.  Just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag on Twitter or follow along on Tweetchat.   Everyone is welcome and you never know who is going to show up Around the Family Table starting at 1pm ET and lasting through #SundaySupper. One thing for sure, you will leave #SundaySupper Full of Inspiration, Recipes, Tips and new friends!



  1. says

    Its one of the only times the entire family sits down at the table together – no tv, radio or phones, laptops tablets, toys. Our kids are still young but we chat about their day at school and what ever else – but the point is we connect. That’s what family supper is all about to me. The bonus is the kids, like to help me with the prep work too and it makes them feel important and appreciate what goes into food & family.

  2. says

    It means family. Sitting around the table. Catching up about the past week. Talking with my children about the next. Early meal to last longer. Meal was prepared with love. I love Sunday Suppers.

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