Portuguese Steak

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by CookstoRelax

This is a very popular recipe in this area where the population is mostly of Portuguese decent. A gal I work with, who is from the Azores gave me this one.

Top Review by jmilt9tw

Have had many Portuguese steaks at restaurants in Southeast Massachusetts. Large Portuguese population. This is better then some. Made this per instructions. It's really good, but wicked salty. I'll try it again with half the salt and also will mince the bayleaf. I also didn't use the cream.Never seen such a thing in the authentic Portuguese steaks around here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash the garlic with the salt. Mix in the pepper,parsley, and bay leaf,forming a paste. Season the steaks on both sides with the paste.place in a deep sided dish.
  2. Slowly pour the wine over the meat and marinate at least 2 hours(better overnight).
  3. Reserving the marinade remove steaks . Heat the butter and oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Fry the steaks 3 minutes each side.Remove to a clean plate and cover to keep warm.
  4. Add the reserved marinade to the hot pan and deglaze the browned bits . Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the cream. Place over med-low heat. Return the steaks to the pan and cook about three minutes. Sauce will thicken.
  5. While the steaks are cooking fry the eggs in a separate pan.
  6. Plate the steaks placing a fried egg on top of each, followed by a red pepper. Pool some sauce around the steak and serve with fried potatoes.
  7. A traditional Portuguese meal.

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