Feast all weekend: Portugese chicken, coriander & garlic soup

Feast all weekend: Portugese chicken, coriander & garlic soup

I first had a version of this in an unassuming little restaurant just outside Lisbon. I didn’t realise how tasty such a simple soup could be. Bold herbs, plenty of garlic and a great stock.

봉사 2


500ml really deep, rich, fresh chicken stock

stalks from 1 small bunch of coriander, chopped (약 4 tbsp)

2 garlic cloves, 얇게 썰린

1 tsp 검은 후추

1 bay leaf

2 slices of stale sourdough bread, lightly toasted, cut into small chunks

120g cooked chicken breast, 얇게 썰린

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


2 medium free-range eggs


leaves from 1 small bunch of coriander

1 small green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 큰술 올리브 오일

  • To make the soup, gently simmer the chicken stock, coriander stalks, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf in a saucepan for 30 의사록.
  • Bring a sauté pan of water to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Carefully crack in the eggs and poach gently for 2-3 의사록, or until cooked to your liking (그러나, let’s face it, you want the yolks to be runny!). Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside somewhere warm if possible.
  • Arrange the toasted bread chunks and chicken slices in the bottom of warmed serving bowls. Strain the hot stock into the bowls (reserve the sliced garlic but discard the other flavourings). Carefully add a poached egg to each bowl and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Garnish with the reserved garlic slices, fresh coriander leaves and chopped green chilli. Drizzle over the olive oil to serve, before cracking open that glorious yolk.

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