Sopa Alentejana

Preparation info
  • Makes


    generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

The food of Alentejo in south central Portugal is gutsy and garlicky, with many dishes that utilise bread as an ingredient. In Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa (Traditional Portuguese Cooking/Editorial Verbo, 1982), Maria de Lourdes Modesto writes that sopa alentejana is found on the tables of both the rich and the poor and that it’s the best known dish of the region. A combination of flat-leaf parsley and a couple of large sprigs of fresh mint is the logical su