Thursday, 5 February 2009

Eggs with Peas "My Way" (portuguese traditional)

This is a very well known traditional Portuguese recipe, at least I remember eating this since I was a little boy, there are some differences like, it used to take also chorizo slices (cooked in at the same time as the bacon, you can do this if you want).

Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 Onion (finely sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 red chilli (finely chopped)
  • 4 soup spoons of olive oil
  • 300grs potatoes (thick sliced)
  • 300grs peas (or Petit Pois)
  • 2 large carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 2 eggs per person (as each egg is equivalent to 100grs of beef)
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes (good quality don't skimp on this)
  • 2 soup spoons of tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika

Again another very easy to prepare and very healthy meal. Put a large pan on the stove high heat, put the oil the garlic and the onion inside + the salt and pepper to taste and the chilli. Let these cook until the onion is nearly caramelized, at this stage add the carrot, let it cook stirring frequently for about 5 minutes adding little bits of water when needed, then add the peas and let it cook for a further 5 minutes, again stirring and adding little bits of water when needed.

Now add the potato and the tomato + one glass of water and the paprika let it cook until the potatoes are done about 15 minutes (with the pan lid on, and on a med heat) take the lid of the pan and add the eggs gently on the top of the veg so that they poach. leave it for another 3 minutes with the lid on....and it is done serve this with a side of fresh bread to dip in the sauce, it is lovely full of protein and vitamins and virtually fat free apart from the oil and being olive oil , very good for you.

I submitted this recipe to be shared on the foodie virtual tour ran by Joan of Foodalogue in February the stop is in Portugal my place of birth, and this dish reminds me of when I was a kid around 9 years old and my mum used to call me from playing outside to come in for dinner at winter time, and this dish always brought me comfort, my mum used to make it with chorico too, but currently I opt not to make it like that as my wife is vegetarian, and she loves this dish too. The Culinary Tour Around the World event is design to raise awareness with regards World Food Hunger, and see what you can contribute to prevent it. Please visit BloggerAid for more details.


Alexandra Moura said...

Eu gosto imenso deste prato,obrigado pela partilha dos blogs e do site do ning,parabens,bom trabalho,bjs Alexis..

Ricardo said...

Brigada Alexis ..eternamente agradecido.

Joan Nova said...

Perfecto! Thanks so much for participating...well, you actually got to Portugal before. Look for me and the others next week.

Ricardo said...

Obrigado. Thank you for the comment and visit Joan.

Ana Powell said...

Olá Ricardo
Extremamente tipico do nosso País.
Bem me lembro do prato que é por excelencia extremamente delicioso.
Feliz fim de semana x

Joie de vivre said...

I joined Joan in France! It was so much fun. I feel that anything with eggs on top has to be amazing.

Ricardo said...

Oias Ana adorei o teu comentário, e fico satisfeito por haver pessoas que como eu gostem de ervilhas com ovos, claro que eu prefiro com um pouco de chouriço mas a esposa sendo vegetariana não posso por no cozinhado ...normalmente ponho depois ;)...mto brigada pela visita também... jinhos xxx

Ricardo said...

Hi there Enjoy Living (lol) I agree eggs on top are great I particularly like when they are not totally poached through and when you split them the warm supple yolk just streams down by the side of the egg white and the rest of the food giving it a most unique flavour.. yumyum...Thank you so much for the visit and comment. kisses xxx

Karen said...

I am making this for breakfast this weekend, it looks soooo delicious. I bet it will become one of my favorites :)

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Karen I genuinely hope you enjoy it...and if you are a meat eater, you must drop in a hand full of chorizo slices when you add the eggs will make it extra nice. thanks for visit and comment xxx


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