Açorda is a simple soup from the Alentajo region of Portugal. It contains just a handful of simple ingredients, including garlic, piri piri peppers, cilantro and bread. If you're looking for something quick and easy on a cold day, this soup is for you!
2tsppiri piri peppersroughly chopped
¼cupextra virgin olive oil
In a large pot, heat the stock on the stove.
Add garlic, piri piri peppers, cilantro and olive oil into a mortar and pestle, or a bowl. Using a pestle, muddler or back of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients to break them down and extract flavor. (Alternatively, chop all ingredients very finely and forgo muddling.) Add the muddled ingredients into the hot stock. Taste broth and add salt if needed.
To serve, fill the base of the bowl with some cubed stale bread. Ladle the soup over the bread and top with a poached egg.
Açorda | Portuguese Garlic and Cilantro Bread Soup https://justcookwithmichael.com/recipes/acorda/ December 9, 2020