Stew: Kale and Clam

Preparation info
  • Makes 10 cups 2.5 l ) ;

    4 to 6

    main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

America is full of people who have come here to escape persecution or simply to make a living. The descendants of many Portuguese sailors and fishermen still live in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and make foods based on Portuguese originals. This hearty soup is a delicious example.

Fortunately, both kale and clams are at their best in cold weather, just when I am tempted to cook pork. I originally made this version after I had baked a ham. I generally start a ham by gently poaching i