29.01.2011 24.Shevat, 5771
A hearty meal in a bowl is very comforting on a cold night. Try the traditional Latin American version.
Sancocho is a meat-and-potato-lovers’ classic. I first sampled this soup at a Colombian restaurant. A hearty meal-in-a-bowl, it was full of chunks of oxtail, potatoes, and two Latin-American favorites – yucca, a potato-like vegetable, and plantains, cooking bananas used when they are green and not sweet. Chicken sancocho was made the same way, with a whole drumstick in each bowl. The components were served in a rich, savory broth finished with plenty of chopped fresh parsley and accompanied by a plate of rice. Lime wedges and a mild chili sauce served alongside made the soup even better….