Portuguese Potato and Kale Soup
by Alexandra.Houck

I am not a big fan of kale, but this soup was delicious.

Alexandra Houck
North Grafton, MA

Portuguese Potato & Kale Soup

2 oz chorizo sausage, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
1/2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 c chicken stock
4 potatoes (1 1/2 pounds total), peeled & sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound kale, trimmed, washed & thinly sliced
salt & pepper to taste

Heat small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook,
stirring until browned, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In heavy stockpot, heat oil over med heat. Add onions and saute until
softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, potatoes & garlic and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender,
10 - 15 minutes.

With a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a bowl; lightly mash with
a fork and return to the soup. Bring to a simmer and add kale, a handful
at a time. Simmer until kale is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in
reserved sausage and season with salt & pepper to taste.

NB: I used about 8 oz of a low-fat fully cooked sausage. I did not brown
it as the more you cook this kind of sausage, the less flavor it has. I
added it to the soup after the kale was cooked and allowed it to heat

Alexandra B Houck
University of Massachusetts - Worcester Campus

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