In early times when men were working hard in the cunucu, this is the soup that was given to them to provide them enough strength to continue working in the afternoon. In modern times its best not to plan doing anything other than taking a nap after eating read more
- 1 cube beef stock
- 2 lbs of beef ribs (or any meat with bones)
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1/2 tsp of mashed garlic
- 2 large carrots
- 1 cup of gem squash cut in small cubes
- 1 cup of cassava chopped in small cubes
- 1 lbs potatoes cut in small cubes
- 8 cups of water
Wash the meat or beef with lime and vinegar. In a pot with 8 cups of water bring the meat with bones to a boil with the beef stock. While boiling the bones, they will expose the fat. Use a large spoon to remove the fat from the pot. After 1 hour and 30 minutes lower to medium heat and add onions, garlic and squash. Let it simmer for 30 minutes then add the cassava, carrots and potatoes. Adjust salt to taste. When these are starting to become tender, add the chopped basil and let it simmer for 10 more minutes. It's ready to be served.
Tips: this is a great soup to kill a wayaba (hangover).
Caution: This soup is rather heavy so it is not recommended to accompany it with Funchi or Pan Bati.