Punahou Portuguese Bean Soup

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
3 hrs

This is the Portuguese Bean Soup that is sold at the annual Punahou Carnival which is always held in February. It it thick, and delicious! I found this recipe in the Honolulu Starbulletin and have used it with a large ham bone (leftover from Easter dinner) instead of ham hocks. Also, in Hawaii, we can find Portuguese sausage which is the same as linguica sausage.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil ham hocks or ham bone in 2 quarts of water until tender (save stock). Cut meat from the bones.
  2. Bring ham stock to a boil and add the cut meat and all the remaining ingredients except the cabbage.
  3. Simmer for 1 - 2 hours, stirring frequently.
  4. If too thick, add a little water.
  5. Add the cabbage, cook another hour until tender.
  6. Add more salt and pepper if needed.