Caldo Gallego Soup (Galician Broth)

October 16, 2015
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Photo by TammyRenea
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Caldo Gallego is the traditional soup of Galicia, a region in the northeast of Spain. —TammyRenea

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups dried white beans
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ham knuckle or 1 ham bone, or 1lb. pork bones
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika (preferably Spanish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch turnip greens, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 spanish chorizos (6.5 oz total), cut into pieces
  1. Soak the beans overnight in cold water.
  2. Rinse beans then add them back to the pot with the pork.
  3. Cover with 8 1/2 cups of water and season them with the salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer 1 hour covered. (Skim off foam)
  5. Remove the pork bones from the broth and add the potatoes, turnips, and chorizo.
  6. If you like, pull the meat of the bones and add back to the pot.
  7. Return the pot to a simmer and cook for 30 more minutes.

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