Portuguese food

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Poached Eggs with Roast Potatoe,capsicum,chorizo & coriander

  Eggs, are so versatile, don't you think. You can poach, fry, scramble them. They can be made savory or sweet.
They are what I call, fast food, the original quick meal & so much better for you.
This is the type of food I love,especially for weekend brunch. On this particular day I made this dish for dinner.
I put this dish on the menu at the last cafe I worked at, before I left professional cooking.I'd label this dish as modern Portuguese, it has all the ingredients the Portuguese love, chorizo, potatoes, coriander & eggs.

  • 6 medium potatoes, skin on
  • 2 Spanish onions,chopped chunky
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 chorizo, sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 capsicum, cut into chunks
  • 2 tea paprika
  • 2 tea mixed herbs, dried or fresh
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 200ml olive oil
1. Cut all the ingredients, separating each item into bowls. 

2. Place the potatoes in a baking dish & sprinkle with 1 tea paprika, 1 tea herbs, salt & pepper,coriander stalks & coat the potatoes with 100ml olive oil. Bake in the oven for 20 min at 180 degrees, shaking the pan once in a while.

3. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients, as well as the rest of the spices, herbs & oil.

4. Add the ingredients to the potatoes & bake till a further 20min.

5. Once cooked add the coriander leaves.

6. Leave in a warm place while you poach the eggs.

Poached Eggs
  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • 4 cups water
  • 50ml white vinegar
1. In a deep saucepan add the water & vinegar & then bring the water to a boil, once boiling turn down the heat & simmer.

2. Crack your eggs into the water & cook for 1 1/2 min, your eggs will be soft if you want it harder then cook a further 1 min.  

3. Place the potato & chorizo mix on a plate & then top your egg on top.




Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I agree! Eggs are the perfect fast food aren't they! I really like the sound of this combination :D

belnboo said...

This dish looks great, yum. No need to go out when you can amke food like this.

Roland said...

Great dish, your right,fantastic for the weekend.

Mel said...

Your eggs look delish, will be cooking them for dinner tonight!!

Portuguese kitchen said...

Hi Lorraine- Thank you, it is a great dish.

Hi belnboo- Thanks,I do love going out though

Hi Roland- It is if someone makes it for you or you prep some of it in advance, too lazy on the weekend

Hi Mel- Thank you, let me now how it went

Mel said...

It was beautiful, have enough to have the potato/capsicum/onion/coriander/chorizo as a side dish with our Corned Silverside tonight :-) I have printed the recipe and it's gone in our blog recipe folder :) Thanks!!

Portuguese kitchen said...

Hi Mel,I'm so glad you liked it.Their is a bit left over I should say the quantity is for 4 people.I'm glad you enjoyed it.