I loves this recipe. Reminded me of home & my families cooking. I made a few personal changes. Instead of butter I used about 2 Tbsp of Portuguese Olive Oil. I don't really like the taste butter leaves behind. I agree with the other reviewer, it needed a kick. To fix this I added a few tablespoons of Portuguese hot crushed peppers (liquid-y form, not flakes). That gave it just the right spice kick it needed. I also used a whole cabbage since my boyfriend and I love leafy greens. This soup makes the entire house smell wonderful. I will be making this one again.
Very good and hearty- needed a little kick, though. I added tabasco, but it didn't quite hit the mark.