Portuguese Tomato and Sausage Soup

Portuguese Tomato And Sausage Soup

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Kathy D


A hearty soup from chef Emeril Lagasse. If you can't find the Portuguese sausages, try subbing chorizo. Enjoy!


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30 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 1/2 lb
    linguica, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb
    linguica, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 lb
    chourico, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb
    chourico, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 c
    chopped red onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    plus 1 t. emeril's original essence
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 8 c
    chopped, seeded tomaotes
  • 6 c
    chicken stock
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    chopped, fresh cilantro
  • ·
    crusty bread, for serving

How to Make Portuguese Tomato and Sausage Soup


  1. Cook up the bacon in a pot over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the sausages and cook with the bacon until all is browned, about 5 more minutes. Add the onions and Essence and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the crushed red pepper and garlic and cook until they are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bay leaves, tomatoes, and chicken stock and stir to combine well. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 mintues. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Stir in the cilantro and ladle into warm soup bowls. Serve with crusty bread.

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About Portuguese Tomato and Sausage Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Portugese

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