Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Soup Recipes

Portuguese Holy Ghost Soup Recipe

This delicious Portuguese Holy Ghost soup recipe (Receita de sopas do Espírito Santo) is very easy to make.
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Portuguese Holy Ghost Soup Recipe


Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time1 h 30 min
Ready In1 h 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

4 lb. beef pot roast, cut into 3 pieces6 garlic cloves1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion1/2 cup chopped parsley8 cups cold water1 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds2 bay leaves1 tablespoon wine vinegar1 head green cabbage, cored and quartered1 loaf Portuguese bread, cut into 1 inch slices15 whole fresh mint leaves
4 lb. beef pot roast, cut into 3 pieces6 garlic cloves1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion1/2 cup chopped parsley8 cups cold water1 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds2 bay leaves1 tablespoon wine vinegar1 head green cabbage, cored and quartered1 loaf Portuguese bread, cut into 1 inch slices15 whole fresh mint leaves
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Preparation

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the water, mint, cabbage, and bread in a large stock pot.
  2. Now cover the ingredients with the 8 cups water. Let it boil for about an hour until the meat is tender.
  3. Now add the cabbage to the pot.
  4. Let the pot simmer on medium to low heat for about half an hour until the cabbage has been cooked.
  5. Once the ingredients in the stock pot are done cooking, cover the bottom of large, shallow serving dish with the bread slices.
  6. Lay the mint leaves on top of the bread slices.
  7. Ladle the content from the stock pot equally on top of the bread and serve while hot.

Recipe Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com

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Gloria
Gloria
When I was a little girl we would go every year to holy ghost celebration and eat soupa. What is the history of this celebration?
4 months ago, Friday, March 15, 2024
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Frederick Souza
Frederick Souza
It is much too bland. When we make Holy Ghost Soup for our feast, we have potatoes and chourico which helps flavor the broth. The boiled beef and potatoes are included so that it is not just bread and broth, but a truly hearty soup. Soup shanks are a great alternative to the roast.
2 years ago, Monday, July 4, 2022
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Octavio de Almeida
Octavio de Almeida
Meu velho, isso nao e sopa Portuguesa mas sim sopa labrega. que se cozinhava mais na Beira Alta e Tras-dos-Montes, mas agradeco imenso a recipe so falta ai o toycinho curado a sal e um chourico. Yum Yummy for my tummy.
2 years ago, Monday, June 27, 2022
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Frederick Souza
Frederick Souza
e umas batatas
10 months ago, Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Sue
Sue
I made this last week, adding a cinnamon stick. It was so good and reminded me of what was served in the SES Halls in my younger days! Thank you!
2 years ago, Sunday, June 12, 2022
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Lorraine Magee
Lorraine Magee
When I was going up in Westport Mass. We went to holy ghost . I was in the parade we had soup as but it was just broth poured over mint and bread. Loved it wish I had some now
2 years ago, Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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