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Caldo Gallego I Recipe
|Dried white beans||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Smoked ham||1⁄4 Pound|
|Lean smoked ham/Salt pork (1 thick slice)||1⁄4 Pound|
|Water||7 Cup (112 tbs)|
|White cabbage head||1⁄2 Small|
|Turnip greens||1 Tablespoon|
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g7.1%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 33.1 mg11%
Sodium 742.2 mg30.9%
Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.4%
Dietary Fiber 8.8 g35.1%
Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 19 g39%
Vitamin A 0.9% Vitamin C 54.3%
Calcium 13.9% Iron 26.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Cover and just barely simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
Add the sliced onion and the cabbage, turnips, and turnip tops, all chopped in fairly large pieces.
Mix, but stir as little as possible in order not to bruise the beans.
Salt and pepper to taste and simmer 1 1/2 hours more.
Serve in large soup bowls with meat cut in bite-size pieces.
note: In Galicia, the base of all caldos.is unto, an aged bacon sometimes three, four, or five years old.
The smoked ham and bacon or salt pork are suggested as American substitutes and are used as substitutes in Spain outside Galicia.