You definitely have to try our ‘caldo verde’, our green soup! Is one of the signature dishes of Portuguese cuisine. This soup is very popular among the portuguese and I think is hard to not to like! Since is a hearty and light meal it can be consumed before a main course. Now, in the summer, ‘caldo verde’ is usually the first course and then is the grilled sardines or grilled pork and beef spare-ribs, with simple baked potatoes, bread and/or broa (portuguese cornbread) and a huge bowl of lettuce, tomatoes and grilled peppers salad.. 😀
Although this classic Portuguese soup is simple to make, it requires the highest quality ‘chouriço’. I found this ‘chouriço’ in my supermarket but it seems that I have to do another trip to New Jersey to buy portuguese goodies: ‘chouriço’ and dry cod fish is mandatory! 😉
When preparing this soup make sure that the kale is cut into extremely fine slices; that’s what creates the soup’s distinctive character.
These are the ingredients that you are going to need! Well, it’s not the traditional ‘caldo verde’ but the idea is doing a white broth (classically with potatoes and onions) with sliced ‘chouriço’ and kale 😉