Canja de galinha, or simply canja, is a popular chicken soup of Portuguese, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian cuisine. The basic ingredients include chicken, rice or massa pevide. Common flavouring ingredients are olive oil, mint, salt and pepper.
Category: Cape Verdean cuisine
The result of a marriage between African and Portuguese cuisine, traditional Cape Verdean food features a wide array of interesting and savoury dishes. Naturally, fish and seafood play a key role in many of them, with fresh tuna being the most widely consumed fish locally, while lobster, squid, and a variety of shellfish are also in abundance.
The filling may be as hot (devilish) as you like; just vary the amount of chillies added to the filling. Grilled fresh tuna gives the best results, but you may use high-quality canned tuna in a pinch. The pastry is a blend of cooked and puréed sweet potato, mixed with fine polenta.