Sopa de Olla

“No había aroma más placentero que el olor a sopa de olla. Sábados de mercado, significaba verdura fresca y día de sopa! No se si siempre me encantó, pero siempre la recuerdo. Veinte años después, tres hijos y diez años de matrimonio, y aún se siente el olor a sopa de olla. Puede ser un día después de la quincena del súper o el sábado de mercado. La sopa de olla es mi favorita. Mi hijo mayor la detesta, a la de en medio le encanta y mi pequeña la come desde que prueba papilla.Tengo mi mega olla exclusiva para hacer el sopón. Cola de res, hueso rojo, costilla de res y mano de piedra son las carnes que le dan el sabor a mi sopa, y servida en un plato hondo, desde siempre se acompaña con un plato de salpicón y el platillo de arroz. Aunque no la sé hacer sola, siempre se hace me acuerda de la cocina de mi mamá y los días del mercado.”

  This delicious soup is synonymous with family in Honduras. Although it is common for soups and stews to be reserved for the wintertime around the world, this soup is enjoyed year-round in Honduras, even – and especially – when the temperatures are up in the high degrees! More of a routine dish, it’s prepared on days when the vegetables are brought home fresh, traditionally from the market. The key elements are local cilantro – two specific kinds – and vegetables that include corn, yucca, potatoes, green bananas, carrots, chayote squash, cabbage, baby maize, sweet potato, and green beans. Everything is set into huge soup pots, found in almost every household. A combination of beef short ribs and neck bones give the broth it’s distinct flavor, and a whole array of textures give it such a magnificent variety of tastes! Always a great comfort meal, it is usually served with a side-dish of rice.

Collaboration made by Claudia, an active, young mother of three living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She enjoys the busy life of being a mom and wife, and actively participates in running activities & races around the country.

3 Replies to “Sopa de Olla”

  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!


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