March 02, 2007

Typical Madeira Island Recipies

This category features some typical recipies from Madeira island, collected and enjoyed during visits to this beautiful place! Please scroll down to get to the detailed recipies.

Sopa de Tomate e Cebola (Tomato and Onion Soup)

Ingredients for 4 persons:
5 onions
5 ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
1 branch of winter savory
(thyme is an alternative if winter savory is not available)
4 eggs
salt or instant buillon
1,5 quarts of water
one slice of toasted bread for each plate

Slice the onions into rings. Heat the oil in a medium sized pot and add the cut garlic gloves and the onion rings and roast them until the onions become transparent. While the onions roast, skin the tomatoes, take out the stacks and cut the tomatoes into small pieces, then add them to the pot. Add 1,5 quarts of water and salt or instant buillon to the pot and a branch of winter savory. Cook for 35 minutes then pause. Pour the 4 eggs into the hot soup (just like with egg drop soup), then boil for another 5 minutes.
Put a slice of toasted bread into each of the soup plates, then pour the steaming soup over the bread.
This is the perfect meal for one of those rainy and windy autumn days on Madeira island or just everywhere else!