Classic Portuguese Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Classic Portuguese Soup Recipe


  • 1 sm. shank
  • 1/2 lb. chouricio or Linguisa
  • 1 sm. onion, diced
  • 3 med. potatoes, cubed
  • 2 bunches kale or collard greens
  • 1 can kidney beans, white or red (or cook 1/2 lb. dry beans with shank)


  1. Put shank, onion in 3 quarts of water
  2. Cook on simmer
  3. Clean greens, cut into 1 inch pieces
  4. When shank is done, almost, add potatoes, greens and chouricio
  5. (If using canned beans, add last, undrained)
  6. Cook until potatoes are tender

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