Sancoche Soup

(dairy free, gluten free)

My company's name sake! This is the traditional soup of Trinidad & Tobago and the one I remember my paternal grandmother making in a huge pot. It is a hearty meat based soup some might compare to the consistency of a gumbo. The unique flavor of this soup is made by using an herb known locally in Trinidad as "Shadon Beni" and salted pork. Shadon Beni is a cousin to cilantro. This soup is thickened with split peas, ochra, taro root and potatoes. While this soup has many herbs and spices it is not spicy hot.

 

base ingredients

Split peas, salted pork, beef, okra, spinach, sweet potato, yukon potatoes, sweet plantain, carrots, & taro root.