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Caldo Verde recipe

Caldo Verde recipe

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  • Vegetable soup

This soup is a Portuguese favourite, and a great use of kale. Enjoy it with a thick slice of your favourite bread!

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 litres cold water
  • 170g fresh chorizo or linguica sausage, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 500g kale, rinsed and julienned

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr5min

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes more. Pour in water, bring to the boil, and let boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, cook sausage until it has released most of its fat, 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mash potatoes or puree the potato mixture with a blender or food processor. Stir the sausage, salt and pepper into the soup and return to medium heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, stir kale into soup and simmer, 5 minutes, until kale is tender and green. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.

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Reviews in English (87)

Just a note of my slightly different order of things... I actually fry the chorizo/sausage and use some of that fat to then continue with the process, it adds lot more flavour and as someone mentioned I prefer to use chicken/vegetable broth! Also, I never blend the potatoes for this soup, rather mash them so I end up with some pieces rather than just a creamy soup base! I just love Caldo Verde, one of my all time favourites!-25 Jul 2017

Used different ingredients.also good with thinly sliced celery and carrots added while sweating the onions & garlic-04 Jan 2011

by JCONNON

Very good, not quite like my mother in law's, but very good.I did switch the liguica for chorico and more than doubled the amount, but thats how I like it.-12 Dec 2002


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