Cozido das Furnas – How it is made and where to eat

Cozido das Furnas is one of the most emblematic and typical dishes of São Miguel Island, in the Azores . All the ingredients are placed in a pan, which is placed and buried in the ground next to the Furnas boilers, and its average cooking time is five hours.

This one has a unique and unforgettable flavor, characteristic of the way it is made.

Cozido das Furnas - São Miguel, Açores

How is Cozido das Furnas made?

Chef Pedro Rocha at the invitation of one of the restaurants located in Furnas and where it is possible to enjoy this typical dish shows us, in the video below, how the famous Cozido das Furnas is made. A production of Bluebird Productions.

Ingredients of Cozido das Furnas

The ingredients associated with Cozido das Furnas may vary according to the tastes of those who do, and this is usually composed of:

  • 1/2 Chicken
  • 800gr Beef
  • 500gr Pig with Bone (Leg)
  • 250gr Bacon
  • 300gr Pork Chop
  • 8 Potatoes
  • 4 Sweet potatoes
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Cabbage
  • 1 Kale
  • 1 Black pudding
  • 1 Chorizo
  • 2 yams
  • salt

How to make Cozido das Furnas

The day before, consider seasoning the meats to gain more flavor. There are those who season in garlic vine with pimenta da terra .

You should start by cutting the beef, pork and chicken in medium and regular bites, then the potatoes, chorizo ​​and bacon. In the case of carrots cut them in half in the direction of the length. Cabbage and Kale should be cut into quarters.

Arrange all the ingredients in a pan in several layers alternating, and can follow the following order of placement: pork in the bottom, then beef, cabbage, cabbage, potatoes, yams, carrots and chicken. At the top of the pan you should put the black pudding and Chorizo ​​rolled in cabbage leaf.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Close the pan with the lid and tie it with a rope. It is recommended that you put the pan in a litter bag.

Already in the Furnas Caldeiras, in the Vale das Furnas must then request a hole available for the cooking of his Cozido das Furnas, and after about 5 hours to 7 hours your stew is ready. Enjoy your Cozido das Furnas.

Cozido das Furnas - São Miguel - Açores

Where to eat the Cozido das Furnas

Se desejar apenas apreciar este prato típico regional e único poderá fazê-lo em vários restaurantes na zona das Furnas onde, diariamente, e com buracos reservados

If you just want to enjoy this typical regional dish you can do it in several restaurants in the Furnas area where, daily and with holes reserved for the end, several doses of Cozidos das Furnas are made exclusively for the restoration.

Given the large daily influx it is recommended that you make your reservation in time.

Restaurant “O Miroma”

Rua Dr. Frederico Moniz Pereira 15, Furnas
Phone: 296 584 422
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Restaurant “Tony’s”

Largo do Teatro 5, Furnas
Phone: 296 584 290
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Restaurant “Hotel Terra Nostra Garden”

Rua Padre José Jacinto Botelho, 5, Furnas
Phone: 296 549 090
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Restaurant “Caldeiras & Vulcões”

Rua das Caldeiras, 36, Furnas
Phone: 296 584 312
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Restaurant “Banhos Férreos”

Rua Maria Augenia, N.º1, Furnas
Phone: 296 584 504
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Restaurant “Águas Quentes”

Rua das Águas Quentes, Furnas
Phone: 296 584 482
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