|Place of origin||Cape Verde|
|Main ingredients||Fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat, or chicken), corn, beans|
|c. 100-200 kcal|
Cachupa (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʃupɐ], Cape Verdean Creole Katxupa IPA: [kɐˈʧupɐ]) is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands, West Africa. It is a slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken), and often morcela (blood sausage). Referred to as the country's national dish, each island has its own regional variation. The version of the recipe called cachupa rica tends to have more ingredients than the simpler, cachupa pobre.
Cachupa leftovers are often re-fried, the resulting dish being called cachupa frita, cachupa guisada or cachupa refogada, meaning "fried cachupa". This dish may be served for breakfast with a fried egg and a fried local sausage (linguiça) or fried mackerel.
In São Tomé and Príncipe
It is also one of the most popular dishes of São Tomé and Príncipe. The dish has likely been brought from Cape Verde. It is prepared with green beans, broad beans and corn.
Carmen Souza's fifth and most recent studio album, titled as Kachupada is about this traditional food, it was released in 2013.
- Cape Verdean cuisine
- List of African dishes
- List of stews
- Canjica or munguzá - a similar dish popular in northeastern Brazil, however, it uses only corn in preparation
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