Breaded Peas/Ensopado de Ervilhas

This is a simple rich tasting dish that can be served as an accompaniment or as main dish, sometimes accompanied with boiled rice. Great for summer pea season!

Breaded Peas/Ensopado de Ervilhas
Breaded Peas/Ensopado de Ervilhas

3 cups of peas
Half an onion
1 clove garlic
1 small bunch of parsley
1 slice of white bread
30g chouriço
1 tsp tomato paste
2 tbsp Olive Oil

1. Finely chop the onion and fry in the olive oil. Remove skin and cut the chouriço into small cubes and add to the onion, cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

2. Add finely chopped parsley, tomato paste and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

3. Add peas, bread in small chunks and enough water to cover. Add salt.

4. Cook for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Peas should be thoroughly cooked though keeping their shape and texture. Bread should dissolve into a think sauce. Add more water if necessary.

5. Taste for salt, sprinkle paprika and/or chopped parsley on top and serve.


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Pedro Rebelo

Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture. Pedro has recently led participatory projects involving communities in Belfast, favelas in Maré, Rio de Janeiro, travelling communities in Portugal and a slum town in Mozambique. This work has resulted in sound art exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Centro Cultural Português Maputo, Espaço Ecco in Brasilia and Parque Lage and Museu da Maré in Rio, Museu Nacional Grão Vasco and MAC Nitéroi. His music has been presented in venues such as the Melbourne Recital Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ars Electronica, Casa da Música, and in events such as Weimarer Frühjahrstage fur zeitgenössische Musik, Wien Modern Festival, Cynetart and Música Viva. His work as a pianist and improvisor has been released by Creative Source Recordings and he has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Zingaro, Evan Parker and Pauline Oliveros as well as artists such as Suzanne Lacy. His writings reflect his approach to design and creative practice in a wider understanding of contemporary culture and emerging technologies. Pedro has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007), senior visiting professor at UFRJ, Brazil (2014) and Collaborating Researcher at INEM-md Universidade Nova, Lisboa (2016). He has been Music Chair for international conferences such as ICMC 2008, SMC 2009, ISMIR 2012 and has been invited keynote speaker at ANPPOM 2017, ISEA 2017, CCMMR 2016 and EMS 2013. At Queen's University Belfast, he has held posts as Director of Education, Director of Research and Head of School. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Sonic Arts at Queen's and awarded the Northern Bank's "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" prize. He has recently been awarded two major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council including the interdisciplinary project “Sounding Conflict”, investigating relationships between sound, music and conflict situations. Ongoing research interests include immersive sound design and augmented listening experiences. Pedro has been appointed Director of the Sonic Arts Research Centre in 2021.

2 thoughts on “Breaded Peas/Ensopado de Ervilhas”

  1. so howcome we haven’t tasted this one??? Did I not help shell the peas? Looks as good as we’ve come to expect – will try it in your absence!

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