Rowena G's Recipes

Portuguese Vegetables in Layers

Recipe by
1 hour
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Servings: 4 - 5 persons
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 1 small Onion cut finely into rings
  • 750g skinned Tomatoes without seeds, cut into cubes
  • 400g large Mushrooms, sliced finely
  • 400g Potatoes cut into fine circles
  • 2 cloves of Garlic finely minced
  • 500g Spinach, roughly chopped.
  • 1 sprig of Rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
  1. Heat the oven to 190 degrees centigrade (4-5 gas).
  2. In a frying pan put a little olive oil turn the ring to a medium heat and fry the onion gently. With a little salt for about 3 minutes, the mixture should not be coloured. Add tomatoes and cook for about 7 minutes, season well.
  3. In another frying pan fry the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes on a medium/high heat getting rid of excess juices, put on the side to cool.
  4. Use the same pan to quick fry/wilt the spinach for 3 minutes
  5. Heat more olive oil and fry the potatoes on medium /high heat for about 3 minutes for each batch. When you are finished add garlic and cook for 1 minute, add salt and pepper to the potato/garlic mixture to taste.
  6. In a 2 litre ovenproof dish, put in the potato mix, then the mushrooms, the spinach and finally the tomato and onion sauce.
  7. Cover with a lid, or foil and cook for 30-45 minutes in the oven.
  8. Chop up the rosemary and mix with parsley, sprinkle on the dish before serving

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