Caldo verde is many things: unproblematic to make, inexpensive, nutritious, famously delicious, as well as beyond comforting. What it isn’t, however, is Spanish. I learned that afterward posting a version of this soup 10 years ago, when I tagged it every bit “Spanish Cuisine,” as well as a few rattling “passionate” Portuguese viewers allow me know, inwards no uncertain terms, that was non accurate.
This soup hails from the Minho Province inwards northern Portugal, as well as directly that the tape has been educate straight, nosotros tin motion on to but how bang-up this unproblematic soup is. This is i of those recipes where you lot truly promise for horrible weather, as well as then you lot tin taste it inwards all its soul-warming glory. This is as well as then hearty as well as comforting, you’ll close forget how proficient it is for you.
I recommend trying to honor Portuguese linguica, but similar I said inwards the video, pretty much whatever cured, spicy, smoked sausage volition work. Andouille would move a bang-up choice, every bit would a dried chorizo. As usual, experience gratis to adjust this every bit you lot run across fit, but I wouldn’t modify the recommended russet potatoes.
They accept the perfect starchiness for this soup, as well as attain a wonderfully silky texture. Waxier ruby-red potatoes won’t operate every bit well, but, having said that, it’s your soup, as well as then practise what you lot want. Just don’t telephone phone it Spanish. So, whether you lot await for to a greater extent than or less nasty cold, moisture atmospheric condition or not, I truly practise promise you lot give this caldo verde a endeavor soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for vi large portions:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 ounces Linguica sausage
1 onion diced fine, summation a pinch of tabular array salt
- 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, sliced
- 2 teaspoons salt, summation to a greater extent than every bit needed
- 2 quarts chicken broth or water
- 2 pounds kale, trimmed, chopped, washed as well as drained
- pinch of cayenne, optional