Cooking from a Portuguese perspective

Breaded Peas/Ensopado de Ervilhas

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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.


Written by Pedro Rebelo

June 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Posted in Recipes/Receitas

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  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!


    July 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  2. This recipe looks fabulous!Kind of like a soupy, vegetarian stew that would be perfect for a chilly evening at home.


    July 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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