Recipes from Portugal - Caldo verde - Cabbage and potato soup

This tasty soup can be found in both fancy restaurants and humble family kitchens. Made with finely shredded “couve portuguesa”, this thick and filling soup also contains plenty of potato, and garlic.

The Soup can also be served with a slice of “Chouriço” and served at the table with oil.

500g cabbage
1.5L water
4 medium sized potatoes
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
Olive oil
“Chouriço” Sausage

Clean the cabbage, throw away the stalk and outer leaves. Separate, wash and drain the remaining leaves chop into very fine pieces. Peel the potatoes. onion and garlic. Chop the potatoes and onion. and place in a casserole dish along with the garlic cloves and three tablespoons of oil.

Pour in a litre and a half of water and cover the dish. Leave to slowly boil for about fifteen minutes. Once the potatoes. onion and.garlic are cooked. blend them together with the stock until a creamy soup is formed. Add the chopped slices of cabbage and a pinch of salt. Cover the caldo verde and leave to boil over a slow heat for approximately fifteen minutes.
Serve hot.

Other Recipes from the Algarve
Sopa da Pedra
Sweet Rice Pudding
Pudim Flan
Dom Rodrigos
Broad beans - Algarve Style
"Fig" Cheese

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