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Acorda Alentejana / Alentejo Bread and Garlic Soup

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“I picked up a second hand book called Portuguese Cookery by Ursula Bourne, and want to post recipes that I have adapted so that I can make them soonest. I am unclear if this soup is meant to be hot or cold since no reference to heating it is made in the recipe, so will update this one once I have made it. If you make this before I do, I would greatly appreciate your feedback.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince the garlic and mix with the salt in a soup pan.
  2. Add the olive oil and chopped coriander (cilantro) then add the water and stir well.
  3. Heat a separate pan of water and gently drop in your eggs to poach them.
  4. Serve the garlic soup into individual dishes, place a slice of bread on top of each and then gently top with one poached egg per plate.

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