Our first trip to Portugal was condensed into only six days, not nearly enough time to see and taste all there is. Some of the highlights included pasteis de nata, grilled octopus, and caldo verde. Since I am not brave enough to attempt recreating the first two, I ventured in making caldo verde upon my return to the U.S.
With Thanksgiving over and a head cold going on, I am thinking about comfort food. Caldo Verde is a simple yet comforting Portuguese soup, and it’s delicious. You will only need a few base ingredients: potatoes, collard greens, spicy chorizo, olive oil, onion, garlic, and broth.
When I made the soup, I didn’t have chorizo, so I improvised a little, using Portuguese smoked pork and I added some dill.
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