A Bread and Vegetable Hotpot

Sopa Mallorquina

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 or more

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Floyd on Spain

By Keith Floyd

Published 1992

  • About

For those of you whose Spanish is as bad as mine, at first glance you might think that this is a soup recipe. Absolutely not so. It is a sturdy vegetable stew much beloved of the Majorcan people. Even though it has no meat its happy mix of vegetable flavours and bread will appeal to the heartiest of trenchermen on a cold winter’s day.


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 300ml (½ pint) olive oil
  • 6<


First, fry the onions in about 3 tablespoons of the oil, which you have heated up in a frying pan. When they are golden and soft, transfer them to an extremely large lidded saucepan. Work your way down the list of ingredients, adding them in the same order to the pot, until you get to the salt and p