Caldo Gallego ( Galician White Bean Soup) ( Portuguese)

Recipe by andypandy
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READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the beans in water overnight.
  • Blanch the salt pork or bacon by putting it into cold water, bring to boil, and then drain. Cube into dice.
  • In a large kettle put the drained white beans, the two quarts cold water. the ham, the diced salt pork, cover and simmer two hours.
  • Add the turnips, turnip greens, potato, sausage, and seasoning of salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook 1/2 hour or until the vegetables, and beans are tender.
  • Cut sausage into slices replace them back into the soup and taste again for seasoning.
  • Serve.
  • Serrano ham is a raw smoked ham similar to prosciutto, it is sometimes hard to find, use large chunks of smithfield ham if you can't find either.
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