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.