Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Spinach Soup)


Nothing says Portugal like Caldo Verde. This is a simple but delicious soup.

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp olive oil
2 large onions very finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic crushed
250g chorizo sausages cut into rounds
6 large potatoes cut into quarters
8 cups water
2 tsp salt
500g kale spinach finely shredded

Method:

In a large pot heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
Add the chorizo and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the potatoes and stir so that the potatoes are coated with the oils
Add the water  and salt and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and cook until the potatoes are soft.
Once the potatoes are cooked through and soft, remove the potatoes and mash them until there are no lumps and return to the pot.
Add the spinach and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Serve with crusty rolls or bread.

Serves 6 to 8

9 comments:

  1. nice and easy to make, what a coincidence, just bought sausages today, must try for me.

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  2. The spinach, garlic, and sausage sound like a wonderful combination. Will have to try this one out!
    Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Rita - Sounds lovely! Will have to wait for Lent to get over to try it out - off meat for now! Do you know I'm from Goa (though I live in Mumbai) and because it was a Portuguese colony, chorizo is made there!

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  4. We are all spinach and garlic lovers in my house! You combined two of our favorite thing, I'll have to try it sometime, thanks! :)

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