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This traditional Portuguese Alentejo soup recipe is quick and easy to make, accompany with fried fish.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Alentejo Soup Recipe

Portuguese Alentejo Soup Recipe

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Posted in: Soups / Stews
Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 12:17
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500 grams of butter beans150 ml of olive oil½ of a cabbage, chopped2 medium carrots, choppedFrench leek, chopped (to taste)100 grams of pumpkin, cut into cubes½ medium onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1 turnip, chopped1 medium ripe tomato, chopped1 teaspoon of sweet pepperWhite pepper (to taste)Salt (to taste)
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    1. Place the beans in water.
    2. The next day cook the beans in the same water with salt and a drizzle of olive oil in a pressure cooker for 18 minutes.
    3. After the beans are cooked, place the cooking water in a pan, combine the olive oil, the onion, the garlic cloves, the carrots, the leek, the tomato, the pumpkin, the turnip and the cabbage.
    4. Season with the white and sweet pepper and let it cook on a low heat until everything is cooked.
    5. Add the beans and simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. Accompany this soup with fried fish.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Julieta Venâncio


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