Caldo Verde Recipe
16 oz white beans, drained and rin
3 cut-up potatoes
1/2 lb diced smoked ham
1 lb fresh, chopped kale
1/4 lb chorizo, sliced
8 cup chicken broth
3 turnips, peeled and sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp oregano
1 salt and black pepper to tas
In a large saucepan, combine chicken broth, chorizo, potatoes,
turnips, ham and kale. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer,
covered, for 30 minutes. Add beans and adobo or garlic and oregano;
simmer, covered, for 10 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
To put dinner on the table, just add a loaf of crusty bread and a
pitcher of vinho verde. This crisp, dry Portuguese wine is perfect
with the smoky flavors of Caldo Verde. With luck, there will be
leftovers. Caldo Verde is a dish that tastes even better on the 2d
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