Frank DeLima's Portuguese Bean Soup
Frank DeLima cooked two of his Mom's recipes on the set of Cooking Hawaiian Style: Malasadas and Portuguese Bean Soup. If you get a chance, try to catch his episode on OC16 - He is absolutely hilarious and destroys the set with laugher! You can watch Frank DeLima's episode for the next two weeks on http://OC16.tv - You will laugh!
- 4 lbs. Ham Shanks (you can mix ham hocks and ham shanks if you want)
- 2 large mild Portuguese sausage
- 1 small bag of elbow macaroni
- 1 bag Taro Brand Just Enough diced onions
- 2 russet Potatoes
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 big bunch watercress
- 1 bag Taro Brand Just Enough Stew Cut carrots
- 1 bag small kidney beans
- 1 large head of cabbage
- 3 cloves minced garlic
Put Ham Shanks/ham hocks, sliced onions and minced garlic in a large pot.
Fill pot with water up to 6 inches above hamhocks/shanks.
Bring to boil then simmer on medium heat util meat falls of the bone (4-5hrs).
Remove the skin and bones.
Put in dry small kidney beans and boil util beans are half cooked (about 1 hour).
Add all vegetables (stew size) and bring to boi,
l then turn fire off and let steep for 20 minutes.
Add cooked macaroni when time to serve soup. Keep mac separate or it will melt.
Calories: 3513kj | Carbohydrates: 155g | Protein: 446g | Fat: 117g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 830mg | Sodium: 2505mg | Potassium: 11496mg | Fiber: 38g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1734IU | Vitamin C: 487mg | Calcium: 967mg | Iron: 54mg