Caldo de pata (cow feet soup)
This traditional Latin American comfort soup is somewhat of an acquired taste. Still life is full of adventure and this soup is worth a try, at least once. Seven out of Seven Downings recommend this unique dish.
First. Put the cow feet in a large pot, add the crushed garlic, chopped red onions, cilantro and parsley sprigs, cumin, salt, pepper, and the water.
Then. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
Then. Add the yucca and cook 30 minutes.
Then. Remove from the heat and let cool, and strain the broth and save broth for later. Remove some of the grease as it raises to the surface of the broth and set aside.
Then. Remove the strings from the yuca and cut into medium size pieces.
Then. Cut the cow feet in small bite size pieces, and remove the bones.
First. Make a flavor base for the soup using the grease from the boiled cow foot broth: heat it over medium heat in a pot, and add the chopped onions, garlic, oregano, achiote, cumin, salt and pepper
Then. Mix the peanut butter with the milk and add it to the flavor base then stir until the peanut butter dissolves
Then. Add the broth and remaining ingredients
Then. Simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.
Enjoy. Serve sprinkled with chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.
Love, The Downing Family