Member Recipe – Andre’s Steak with Açorda ‘Great Grandma Style’

Member Recipe – Andre’s Steak with Açorda ‘Great Grandma Style’


Andre, who grew up near Oporto in northern Portugal, shares a recipe for a traditional Portuguese delicacy.

He says: “Back then my great grandmother would always prepare me a steak with açorda every Sunday. I still remember the smell and flavours vividly, it wasn’t a fancy dish at all, simple but very tasty! The best part was the accompaniment – Açorda, it was an absolute treat!”



  • Beef fillet (1 per person)
  • Olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Garlic (5 cloves per steak)
  • Salt


For the Açorda soup:

  • Stale bread (2 slices)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Coriander (1 bunch)
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 Eggs



  1. Pan fry the fillet steak in olive oil and lots of fresh, crushed garlic. Season with salt. Cook the steak to your liking!
  2. To make the Açorda soup, in a mortar, crush the garlic with a pestle.
  3. Add the coriander leaves and olive oil gradually to form a paste.
  4. In a pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium.
  6. Break the eggs over the pan and poach them for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove the poached eggs with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels.
  8. Pour the coriander and garlic paste into the egg-cooking water and stir well.
  9. At the bottom a bowl, place a slice of bread and a poached egg.
  10. Pour the garlic and coriander broth, adjust seasoning and serve!


Pair with a glass of Beefsteak Club Vin de France Malbec!

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