Pica-Pau (Woodpecker)

Hoje para Jantar


  • 500 grams pork
  • 200 milliliters white wine (or beer)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chili (sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence
  • salt
  • chili
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • pickles
  • olives
  • 2 tablespoons butter (can be replaced with extra virgin olive oil)


  1. Remove fat from the meat and cut it into small, thin slices. Place the meat in a bowl and season with the remaining ingredients except the butter/ olive oil.
  2. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Remove the meat and place it a frying machine. Pour the melted butter/olive oil over the meat and set for 20-25 minutes. Drizzle carefully with the liquid from the marinade and set for further 4 minutes.
  4. Serve the Pica-pau decorated with pickles and/or olives and accompanied with country bread.
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