Soupas - a Portuguese Feast Soup T-R-L

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by Nana Lee

This is a traditional Portuguese soup served in homes, and especially at the Holy Ghost Feast, a yearly celebration. I don't get to there any more, but at least I have the recipe! Some of the true afficionados use several kinds of beef, including liver. All ingredient amts are estimates, as are the number of servings.

Top Review by Chef rockne

My two sisters were queens at the festas! Baby to Big Queen, and we marched in the parade as well, carrying flags or capes, in the summer heat! And it was all for soupas, linguica, fava beans, sweetbread, and the auction! This recipe is almost identical to the Portuguese hall recipe I have from my mom. Can't wait to try it, and soak the meat in wine overnight, haven't done that before.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything and add enough water to cover all.
  2. Let cook slowly all day (at least 8 hours).
  3. Remove cheesecloth bag and discard.
  4. To serve, put the sliced meat and sauce(soupas) over sliced bread.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped mint if desired.

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