Have you ever heard of Açoreaninha?

Have you ever heard of Açoreaninha?

Açoreaninha is an adaptation of a traditional Portuguese recipe, from the city of Porto, the ‘Francesinha’. In this case, we used cheese from the Azores, to transform this recipe into something unique. The result is simply wonderful and not difficult to cook. 

Ingredients:

6 slices of bread

8 slices of Azorean island cheese

2 small beef steaks

2 fresh sausages

2 sausages

2 slices of ham

Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

1 onion

4 dl of beer

3 tablespoons of tomato pulp

0,5 dl of brandy

0,5 dl of Port wine

1 tablespoon margarine

1 tablespoon of cornstarch flour

1 cube of broth

1 bay leaf

Milk to taste

Salt and spice to taste

To start this recipe, prepare the sauce: peel the onion, chop it coarsely, put it in a pan, add the margarine and the bay leaf, heat and cook until golden brown. Add the tomato pulp, the broth, and the beer and let it boil. Dissolve the cornstarch flour in a little milk and add to the pan, stirring constantly. Rectify the salt, season with spice, stir, add the brandy and the Port Wine and let it boil. Strain through a sieve and return to a low heat to warm.

Cut the sausages in half, then in half lengthwise again and season them with salt and pepper. Cut the sausages in the same way. Season the steaks equally with salt and pepper. Grill the steaks, sausages and sausage to taste. Lightly toast the slices of bread and distribute two slices on two plates. Cover with a slice of ham, then add the steak and place another slice of bread. Then add the sausage and the sausage, cover with a slice of cheese and the remaining bread. Then add three slices of cheese on top of each set, bake at 200°C until melted, remove and serve hot drizzled with the sauce.

Delight yourself!

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