• Servings 4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 2 hours 30 minutes min
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Basque Garbure Soup


  • 6 cups of water or chicken stock
  • 4 chicken thighs with skin
  • 1 tbs black pepper corns
  • 1 tbs kosher salt
  • 1 whole lemon peel
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 6 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1/2 medium head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 lb lamb shank, bone in
  • 1 cup of scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup apple, diced
 This is an old style Basque soup that contains chicken and lamb and is flavored with lemon peel and cinnamon.


  • In a large stock pot add the water, chicken, salt and pepper.
  • Tie together the lemon peel, basil and cinnamon stick and add to the pot.
  • Allow mixture to boil using medium heat for about 30 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and allow to cook for another 2 hours.
  • Optional: you may also add some chorizo sausage and some Latin pumpkin if desired.

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