I recently spent a week in Lisbon with my brother and parents. My brother moved to Lisbon about 3 years ago so it was great to spend time there living like a local!
The pastelarias and padarias were a daily temptation- I love pastries and bread but I did resist… a bit! For me one of the things that being in Portugal means is that I get to eat the foods that I grew up eating. One of those things is chourico with peas with an egg on top. Portuguese people love plopping eggs on tops of things and since I’m a bit of an egg addict it’s all good!
On the second day I was there my Dad made this dish for lunch and I absolutely loved it. Once home I thought I’d have a go at trying it myself. Now I don’t have some of the ingredients (the spicy crushed pepper being the main one) but that didn’t stop me. I sent my Dad a message asking for the recipe and armed with that I had a go at making it.
Obviously it wasn’t as good as my Dad’s but hey ho I’ll take it!
This is a really simple recipe, I used chourico that I bought in Lisbon, my Dad makes his with Azorean chourico, it’s less dense and fatty than what you can buy in the continent, you can adjust it to use whatever sausage you have. Everything else are standard cupboard ingredients.
- 2 Onions, diced
- 1 tbs Hot Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp crushed pepper
- Olive Oil
- 3 cups Peas
- 2 lg Eggs
- add the onions, paprika, salt, crushed pepper and olive oil and saute until the onions just get a bit of color.
- Add the chourico and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the peas and place a lid on the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Serve in a bowl and add an egg to the top. I cook my egg in a non stick pan w/ a bit of frylight but you can use a poached egg.