Portuguese cod bread soup

Portuguese cod bread soup on a dish bowl

This typical recipe from the south of Portugal is much appreciated by everyone. With few ingredients and very simple to prepare this Portuguese cod bread soup it's perfect for a family Sunday lunch! Bon appetit!!!

MAIN INGREDIENTS OF THIS RECIPE:

- Stale bread, cod, egg yolk, coriander, olive oil

HOW TO MAKE PORTUGUESE COD BREAD SOUP:

Cook the cod in a saucepan with water for 6 to 7 minutes. Drain the cod slices with a skimmer and remove the skin and bones (reserve the cooking water). Flake the cod with a fork and set aside.
In a saucepan, pour the olive oil, the chopped garlic and sauté on a medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flaked cooked cod and season with pepper. Stir and cook the cod for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the stale bread cut into pieces and season with salt and chopped coriander. Gradually add the cod cooking water and stir until the bread start to soften. Turn off the heat and place the cod bread soup in individual dishes. In each dish add an egg yolk and mix well. Serve immediately.

RECIPE VIDEO:

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Servings:: 5
Prep Time: 10 m
Cook Time: 25 m
Total Time: 35 m
Ingredients: bread, cod, coriander, eggs, garlic, olive oil, pepper, water
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Ingredients

  • 600 grams (1 1/3 pounds) desalted cod
  • 450 grams (1 pound) stale bread cut into pieces
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 5 egg yolks
  • Coriander (to taste)
  • 1.5 liters (about 6 cups) water
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Cook the cod in a saucepan with water (1.5 liters (about 6 cups)) for 6 to 7 minutes. Drain the cod slices with a skimmer and remove the skin and bones (reserve the cooking water). Flake the cod with a fork and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, pour the olive oil, the chopped garlic and sauté on a medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flaked cooked cod and season with pepper. Stir and cook the cod for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the stale bread cut into pieces and season with salt and chopped coriander. Gradually add the cod cooking water (about 1 liter (4 cups)) and stir until the bread start to soften.
  3. Turn off the heat and place the cod bread soup in individual dishes. In each dish add an egg yolk and mix well. Serve immediately.
Portuguese cod bread soup
Nutrition facts
Serves 5
Per Serving:
% DAILY VALUE
Calories 589
Total Fat 27.5 g(35%)
Saturated Fat 5 g(26%)
Cholesterol 276 mg(92%)
Sodium 1190 mg(52%)
Total Carbohydrate 48 g(17%)
Protein 37.5 g
 

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