Hearty Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Things You'll Need

  • 1tb Olive oil
  • 1/2lb Smoked sausage
  • -- sliced 1/2" thick
  • 1qt Chicken broth
  • 1md Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3md Potatoes, sliced
  • 1lg Bunch (abt. 1 lb.) kale
  • -- shredded or
  • -- sliced very thinly
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt (opt'l.)

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