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African Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe

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Portuguese food heavily influences African food; one popular recipe is Portuguese Cabbage Stew. African Portuguese food recipe cabbage stew is healthy and food budget friendly.

Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe


African Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe


Portuguese is spoken in a number of African countries and is the official language in six African countries: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), São Tomé and Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea. Many Africans speak Portuguese as a second language.

Access to goods such as fabrics, spices, and gold and ivory fueled the Portuguese down the coast of West Africa to Sierra Leone in 1460.  Portugal dominated the slave trade for nearly 200 years, from 1415 into the 1600s. Portuguese food heavily influences African food; one popular recipe is Portuguese Cabbage Stew.

Portuguese Cabbage Stew


Ingredients:

½ head green cabbage, chopped

2 onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 white potatoes, diced

2 cups vegetable stock

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 chopped hot pepper

2 bay leaves


Directions:

In a large pot fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil until softened and translucent, add potatoes. Add remaining ingredients except cabbage, simmer covered 15 minutes. Add cabbage simmer 6 minutes more. Serve with bread.

African Portuguese did you knows In Angola, 71 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. In Mozambique, 10 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. In Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), 100 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. Many Africans speak Portuguese as a second language. The Portuguese language is the third most spoken western language after English and Spanish. 


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