Kale Soup Recipe – A Southcoast Favorite
This time Chef Dillon from the Sail Loft restaurant in Padanaram shares a favorite recipe, kale soup. Kale soup is a perennial favorite, once again chef Dillon breaks it down for us and his delicious recipe is easy to follow.
Portuguese Kale Soup
2 bunch fresh kale
4 lg potatoes 1/2 inch dice
6 lg carrots 1/2 inch dice
3 lg Spanish onions 1/2 inch dice
1 bunch of celery 1/2 in h dice
2# of chorizo 1# diced 1# ground or chopped fine
2 smoked ham hocks
1 14oz can of white beans. Drain and rinse. (You can substitute traditional red beans or black beans.)
1 14oz can of diced tomatoes in juice
10c of chicken stock. (You can also use beef stock.)
4T olive oil
4T chopped garlic
1T chili powder
1/2t crushed red peppers
Pinch of cayenne
Preheat a large stock pot, add olive oil, add carrots, celery, and onions. Saute for 5 minutes. Add chorizo and saute for 5 minutes, add chopped garlic and ham hocks saute for 2 minutes. Add chili powder, paprika, crushed red pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir and add potatoes, tomatoes, stock and Kale. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add white beans stir and serve.
Suggestions for serving. I have none this is one it's a perfect, hearty, flavor full soup all on it's own. Although I would love a crusty fresh loaf of bread to go with it.