⚽ World Cup 2018 Game 18 – Portugal vs. Morocco
To say that I am excited about the mashup dish for the Portugal vs. Morocco game is an understatement. During my research into each country’s various cuisine, I came across the Francesinha (little frenchie), the Portugese version of the Croque Monsieur/Madame but smothered in a rich beer gravy. Yeah, sign me up! For the #culinaryworldcup, I reworked it to add Moroccan influences by including Merguez sausage in the sandwich and the warm accent of ras el hanout in the beer gravy. The resulting Marroquinha (‘little moroccan’ in Portugese) is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between cheesy goodness and fragrant spices where you can imagine Ingrid Bergman pleading with Humphrey Bogart to, “Eat it. Eat it as if it were the last time.” The ras el hanout gravy is THAT good where you want more bread to sop up the last drop or lick the place.