Coriander isn’t for everyone. Those who love it, love it—and those who don’t, loathe it. According to science, 1 in 5 people possess a gene that results in them thinking that coriander tastes like soap. The herb will always be polarizing, but if you’re in the “love” camp, you need to try this Portuguese dish called Açorda Alentejana.
- ½ cup fresh coriander
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 cups olive oil
- 1 ½ liters boiling water
- 1 egg
- 2 slices bread, cut into chunks
- ½ cup salt
- Crush the coriander, garlic, and salt with a mortar and pestle to form a paste.
- Transfer the paste into a saucepan, drizzle with olive oil, and add in the boiling water.
- Bring a pot of water almost to a boil in order to poach the egg.
- Place the bread on plates, drizzle with the coriander broth, and add the poached egg on top. Serve immediately while hot.