All of Liza's recipes in one handy place!

All of Liza's recipes in one handy place!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Portuguese Soup

This is a yummy and hearty traditional kale and sausage soup!

1 lb. Chourico or Lingica (I use a half pound each)
1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium Yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
3-4 peeled and cubed medium potatoes
2 stalks celery, chopped
2-3 carrots, chopped
1 (46 oz.) can chicken stock
3 cups water1 (28 oz.) can chopped, peeled tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, drained
1 large bunch fresh kale - stemmed and chopped

Slice sausage into bite size pieces and set aside. Sauté onion, sausage and garlic in oil until tender but not browned - I do this right in my soup pot but a pan works fine too. In a large soup pot - combine sausage/onion mixture with chicken stock, water, sausage, carrots and potatoes.

Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are tender.

Add to the stock the tomatoes, beans, celery and kale. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Great served with warm crusty bread.

You can make this ahead, you can also freeze it and thaw servings as needed. Great way to thaw out after shoveling snow!

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