Monday, 16 January 2012

Caldo Verde...or cabbage soup with chorizo

Cabbage, Potato, Beans, Chili and Chorizo how does that sound on a cold afternoon? Perfect? Perfect! Yesterday when I looked outside I just knew it was cold out.  Hold up...rewind...that should read...yesterday when I looked outside (after I had wiped the rivers of condensation off my windows) I just new that it was cold outside.  Perfect! I thought...Cabbage stew it is! 

And so, while Davey baked his usual seeded loaf I got to making a huge pot of Caldo Verde, Portuguese green broth, using the recipe I spied in January's edition of delicious magazine (no link on website, sorry).  Slices of Chorizo are fried with onions and garlic and a green chili, and then simmered with chunks of potato until just cooked.  In goes slices of winter cabbage and a tin of haricot beans and that is all.  Simple, rustic and perfect for a cold Sunday afternoon.  

I am not sure why the chorizo went a bit anaemic looking...but the flavours were certainly there! 


  1. Ooh divine! I made a pork belly stew with chorizo last night so i have that wonderful spicy taste in my mind now!! Love cabbage too. Great soup x

  2. Sounds perfect to me! I could really use a bowl of that delicious and hearty soup right now in this frosty weather. Yum.

  3. This is indeed PERFECT! LOVE the combination of ingredients....perfect winter fare.
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