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                        HEARTY PORTUGUESE KALE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats                            Soups
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Olive oil
      1/2   lb           Smoked sausage
                         -- sliced 1/2 thick
    1       qt           Chicken broth
    1       md           Onion, thinly sliced
    3       md           Potatoes, sliced
    1       lg           Bunch (abt. 1 lb.) kale
                         -- shredded or
                         -- sliced very thinly
                         Freshly ground black pepper
                         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 hot.
   
   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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