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!”

 

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

Method:

  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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