Alentejo has wonderful food and wines in the whole territory. Alentejo Style Bread Soup is perhaps one of the most famous dish that you will be able to taste in the region. Portuguese gastronomy is considered comfort food, since is based on farmers and fisherman options in the past.
Ingredients of Alentejo Style Bread Soup
- 4 cups water, hot
- 1 large wheat bread (1 lb), sliced
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 8 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- Vinegar and Salt (depends of your taste)
Poach the eggs in water in a splash of vinegar. Crush garlic, half the cilantro, a little olive oil and salt with a mortar and pestle, then transfer to a tureen over low heat. Arrange the bread in the tureen, and drizzle with olive oil.
Bring the water to a boil and pour over the mix while still hot, and let it rest. Serve hot with poached eggs and remaining cilantro. Now, its time to enjoy and taste this delicious dish. Have a nice meal.
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