Sunday, October 2, 2011

Potato, Kale, and Sausage Soup

I am starting to think I should call my blog "Sausage and Kale" instead of "Rhubarb and Mint" seeing as these two ingredients make their way into my cooking on a pretty regular basis. Kale is pretty much boss in terms of awesome ingredients, especially as fall is starting to creep its way into Seattle. This is my first attempt at a Potato, Kale and Sausage Soup...Per usual I am just winging it, no recipe to follow per se, just throwing my favorite things into a pot.


3 tbs olive oil
1 lg shallot, diced
2 tbs mashed garlic
1 lb sweet Italian sausage, ground
14oz chicken broth
2 lg red potatoes, halved and sliced thin (skins on)
1 half bunch of kale, finely sliced
4 cups water
garlic powder, to taste
onion powder, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
paprika, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste

Heat olive oil in a soup pot and add shallots and garlic. Stir until onions soften and start to brown. Once the onions are cooked add the sausage and brown on medium heat. After the sausage is thoroughly cooked you can add your chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and add your potatoes, kale and spices. Let boil for about ten minutes and then turn onto low heat and let simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 45 minutes.

So much kale....
Steaming Hot and Delicious

Perfect start to the Fall season!

Garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and crusty bread. I also put a little dollop of sour cream in one bowl, and it was divine.