Stone Soup

Every recipe has a story and this one is not exception. The story travels around the world where it changes a little bit. From Portugal it is said that a monk that was in peregrination was forced to beg for food now and then. If people would say no, he would ask to show the people how to prepare a soup out of a stone.
The hosts were amazed with such affirmation. Then the monk would say to add water to a pot. After the monk would take a stone from his bag and add to the soup. Then he would say " if you have some carrots, we could add it here". and then he would go " and maybe some bacon" and so on till he had all the ingredients to make a tasty soup.

Follows the recipe, simple and good. You can add basically any vegetable that you want. For this one we used Finnish mustamakkara even that the original Portuguese soup comes with blood sausage.




  • 1 Lt Water
  • 225 gr boiling ham/bacon
  • 1 medium black blood sausage
  • 1 medium chorizo
  • 1 can of red beans
  • 175 gr onions
  • 2 turnips
  • 175 gr carrots
  • 300 gr potatoes
  • 150 gr cabbage
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 bay leaf



Bring the meat to the boil and let it simmer. Meanwhile chop the vegetables in quarters. When is tender take it out and slice the meat. Bring it back to the boil with the beans and vegetables and let it cook.Simmer till all cooked and collapsing. Correct the seasoning and the amount of liquid and it's done

Enjoy, it's good stuff

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