Hearty Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb smoked sausage - sliced 1/2 thick
1 qt chicken broth
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 medium potatoes, sliced
1 large bunch (abt. 1 lb.) kale - shredded, or - sliced very
1 freshly ground black pepper
1 salt (opt'l.)
Heat oil in a skillet; saute the sausage just until the fat is
rendered, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
Bring broth to a boil with the onions and potatoes; simmer 10 to 15
minutes until potatoes are very tender. Mash onions and potatoes in
the broth with a potato masher or slotted spoon. Add drained sausage
slices and the kale. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 3 to 5
minutes, until kale is tender. Taste for seasoning - depending on how
spicy your sausage is, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve piping
Shepherd writes: "For a cold night, serve with a warm crusty bread
and good beer or red wine for a complete meal."
Recipe developed by Renee Shepherd and Fran Raboff. From 1992
"Shepherd's Garden Seeds" catalog. Pg. 16. Posted by Cathy Harned.
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