At the New Year's party, one of Sak's aunts made Portuguese bean soup that I totally fell in love with. Apparently it's not really a Portuguese dish though, more like a Portuguese dish that Hawaii took and made their own. Which is always good, cause Hawaiian food rocks.
This one, however, is very similar (Just the number of potatoes and carrots are different and they used more sausage than ham hocks.)
Anyway, I'd never worked with ham hocks before. They are kinda crazy. I dunked two of them in a stock pot along with my Portuguese sausage (aka linguica, or you can use chorizo) , covered them with water and cooked them on low for about two hours.
Next add beans and tomato sauce. Not pictured was also a can of stewed tomatoes I threw in last minute as well.