Hello, Steemian fellows!
This last Sunday Cook is due to @haphazard-hstead!
Two weeks ago she posted The Great Willamette Valley Ice Storm of '16 - 9 - Garden Plants - 12 original photos and told how her Portuguese Kale took the ice like a champ.
I don't know why, but as Portuguese women I felt (SO) proud!!
Portuguese people are always complaining about everything, but we are tough!! (One of these days I would like to tell more about portuguese people features)
It's very traditional with codfish for the Christmas night, but we also use it in a great soup - Caldo verde (and other amazing recipes)!
If you ever visited a "Casa de fados" in Lisbon you probably know what I'm talking about!! It's also possible to find a great Caldo verde in "A Merendeira" placed at Av. 24 de Julho, nº 54 G, Santos-o-Velho, 1200-868 Lisboa from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m!! Yes, it's opened during the night and it's possible to go after a night in the disco!! I totally recommend :)
Enough of "how Portuguese food is great and where you can find it"! ;)
Traditionally, caldo verde only has potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, chorizo and olive oil. You can check a recipe here.
I like to have the turnip flavor and this Sunday I also substituted some potatoes by zucchini and cauliflower (I need to reduce potatoes from my diet).
This Sunday I cooked
Portuguese green soup (Caldo verde)
- 2 medium onions
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- 1/2 of one cauliflower
- 2 turnips
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 zucchini
- 250 grams shredded portugues kale
- 150-170 g of portuguese chorizo (Alentejo region preferently)
- olive oil and salt (to taste)
- water to cover the vegetables in the pot
As you see, it's possible to buy shredded portuguese kale at any local market.
- Unpeel and chop the onion and garlic cloves. Put them in a pan with olive oil and let it fry for about 3 minutes. Add the chorizo and let it fry a bit more...(oohhh, the aromas, so good).
- Peel and wash the potatoes, turnip and zucchini. Place it cut into pieces in the pan and cover, let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the cauliflower, season with salt and cover the vegetables with water to cook. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook for about 15-20minutes.
- Remove the chorizo to a plate and put aside.
- Remove the pan from heat and blend the soup until creamy. Place it back on the stove over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and add the portuguese kale (carefully washed). Cook about 10-15 minutes with the pan covered, stirring ccasionally.
- Cut the chorizo into round slices, add it to the pan, stir and turn off the heat.
It's ready!! Let's serve it!!
Facts: Sunday cooks always have a great aroma, and this one goes fine with homemade bread. Enjoy!!
I will come back with another Sunday cook delicious :D Stay tuned!!
What is Sunday Cook?!
These Sunday Cook project began with a strong will to contribute to Steemit with my personal view of Portuguese cuisine. I really believe we have plenty of good food. I'm not a professional or nothing similar, but I can assure that I'll do my best! On Sundays, I like to prepare more elaborate and delicious food. It requires time and patient. Usually, I cook some traditional Portuguese food, or at least with Portuguese inspiration :) I try to do it in a healthier way, using the minimum fat as possible, and normally I pick some recipe and transform it. During the week I don't like to spend much time cooking (no time at all), that's why I get totally motivated to cook on Sundays!!
BADGES Courtesy of @elyaque