Caldo Verde (Portugues Soup)

2012-09-25
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  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 0m

7 cups of chicken stock

1/2 lb cut up Kielbasa or sausage (smoked or seasoned)

Small bunch of kale

1/4 cup Smude’s Sunflower Oil

2 yellow onions, chopped

3 or 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 finely chopped carrot

2 cups cut up potatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the chicken stock.  Remove the kale from the stems and chop roughly.  If using loose or uncooked sausage, cook it off fist.  In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add the onions.  Cook until translucent and add potatoes, carrots, and garlic.  Cook approximately 5 minutes, stir regularly.  Add chicken stock, cover, and cook until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.  Mash potatoes to a rough consistence with a potatoes masher, leaving some larger chunks of potato.  Add the sausage, and continue cooking 5 more minutes.  Add the kale and let cook uncovered for another 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how you like the kale cooked.  Don’t overcook it, greens will loose color and texture.

Serve immediately or save it for the next day.  Soup is always better the next day!

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