caldo verde

English translation: potato & cabbage soup

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Portuguese term or phrase:caldo verde
English translation:potato & cabbage soup
Entered by: xxxLia Fail

10:57 Dec 20, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Portuguese term or phrase: caldo verde
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 15:23
Cabbage & Potato Soup (Caldo Verde)
Explanation:
Caldo verde: This is a typical soup of northern Portugal. Cabbage is sometimes used rather than kale.

CALDO VERDE (CABBAGE & POTATO SOUP)

Yield: 4 Servings

1 l Water 4 md Potatoes Salt
1/2 sm Cabbage 2 tb Olive oil

Black pepper Remove coarse veins and leaves from the cabbage and discard them. Shred the cabbage finely. Bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes and salt to taste. Cover the pan reduce the heat and cook the potatoes until they are tender. Remove the potatoes and mash them. Return the mashed potatoes to the pan and stir to mix. Add the shredded cabbage olive oil and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to the boil and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve.
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Here's the recipe that ressembles the most what I used to have at a portuguese restaurant in Brazil:


6 medium-large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1 pound chourico or linguica sausage or some of each

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 to 5 cups washed kale cut into 1/2-inch strips

Pepper to taste

Put the potatoes in a large pan with the chourico, garlic, and salt, and add 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender. Remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon. Mash them with 2 cups of the broth and the olive oil. Return this mixture to the pan. Stir in the kale. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the kale is cooked, stirring often. Add the pepper and more salt to taste, remembering that amounts of both will be affected by the seasoning in the sausage. Thin the soup with a little more water if it seems too thick. Remove the sausage and slice it. Serve the soup with slices of the sausage and bread.

Serves 6.
Selected response from:

Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 06:23
Grading comment
For sheer completeness.
However, both answers were useful, except that I'm doubtful aboiut calling it 'cream of' yet it sounds tastier than the literal description!
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Summary of answers provided
naCALDO VERDE
Filomena Costanzo
naCabbage & Potato Soup (Caldo Verde)
Carla Sherman
naCALDO VERDE
Filomena Costanzo


  

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56 mins
CALDO VERDE


Explanation:
It is a potato cream with kale (in Portuguese, the closest term is "couve galega").
So, I suggest "cream of kale"

Good luck!

Filomena

Filomena Costanzo
Italy
Local time: 15:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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2 hrs
Cabbage & Potato Soup (Caldo Verde)


Explanation:
Caldo verde: This is a typical soup of northern Portugal. Cabbage is sometimes used rather than kale.

CALDO VERDE (CABBAGE & POTATO SOUP)

Yield: 4 Servings

1 l Water 4 md Potatoes Salt
1/2 sm Cabbage 2 tb Olive oil

Black pepper Remove coarse veins and leaves from the cabbage and discard them. Shred the cabbage finely. Bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes and salt to taste. Cover the pan reduce the heat and cook the potatoes until they are tender. Remove the potatoes and mash them. Return the mashed potatoes to the pan and stir to mix. Add the shredded cabbage olive oil and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to the boil and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve.
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Here's the recipe that ressembles the most what I used to have at a portuguese restaurant in Brazil:


6 medium-large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1 pound chourico or linguica sausage or some of each

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 to 5 cups washed kale cut into 1/2-inch strips

Pepper to taste

Put the potatoes in a large pan with the chourico, garlic, and salt, and add 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender. Remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon. Mash them with 2 cups of the broth and the olive oil. Return this mixture to the pan. Stir in the kale. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the kale is cooked, stirring often. Add the pepper and more salt to taste, remembering that amounts of both will be affected by the seasoning in the sausage. Thin the soup with a little more water if it seems too thick. Remove the sausage and slice it. Serve the soup with slices of the sausage and bread.

Serves 6.



    Reference: http://e-cuisines.com/recresult.asp?rid=C9285
    Reference: http://www.boston.com/globe/search/stories/food/caldo_verde....
Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 06:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 18
Grading comment
For sheer completeness.
However, both answers were useful, except that I'm doubtful aboiut calling it 'cream of' yet it sounds tastier than the literal description!
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20 hrs
CALDO VERDE


Explanation:
This specialty is originally from Portugal and I am 100% sure that the right green to do this delicious soup is kale. Cabbage is a different kind of green, used for other applications (not for "caldo verde") and in Portugal, from North to South, no one uses cabbage to make a "caldo verde".
Filomena


Filomena Costanzo
Italy
Local time: 15:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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