Ervilhas com Ovos - Portuguese Pea Stew
Growing up I remember enjoying this meal many many many times. It's one of those that unless you're portuguese, you may find a little weird but I promise, once you try it it will become one of the comfort foods in your home.
It's great especially around the fall and winter seasons.
So here we go, this one takes me back to my childhood.
1 (16 oz) bag of frozen peas
Half a pound of bacon, cut into cubes
1 medium onion, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
1 small can of tomato sauce
Eggs (one per person)
In a pot, add a little bit of olive oil, add the onions, bacon, tomatoes and bay leaf, cook until onion is tender and bacon is cooked.
Add the peas and the tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste and garlic powder. Stir until well combined. Add a little bit of water if needed to make sure you have a good amount of gravy.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until peas are tender.
When peas are cooked, take the wooden spoon, make a hole in the peas and open an egg into that whole. Do the same for the rest of the eggs. Do not stir at this point, you want the eggs to poach not break apart.
Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, turn the heat off and serve.
It's so easy and so simple to make and I think your family will be surprised at how good it is.