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This Portuguese peas with poached eggs recipe (receita de ervilhas com ovos escalfados) is very easy to prepare and makes a great meal.
Portuguese Peas with Poached Eggs Recipe
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Portuguese Peas with Poached Eggs Recipe

Portuguese Peas with Poached Eggs Recipe

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1 lb of frozen peas2 tablespoons of olive oil1/4 lb of bacon1/4 lb of chouriço, chopped1 onion, chopped7 cloves of garlic, chopped2 ripe tomato, cut into cubes1 teaspoon of salt4 large eggsPepper (to taste)Coriander (to taste), chopped

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  1. Put the peas in water to thaw.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the striped bacon and cook it.
  3. Add  the chouriço, onion and garlic cloves.
  4. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and the peas, cover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and stir.
  7. Crack the eggs into the pan.
  8. Cook the eggs a little, but make sure the yolk does not solidify.
  9. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with a little pepper and the coriander and serve immediately.
Recipe & Photo Credit: pingodoce.pt