Portuguese Kale Soup

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2 Tbsp (2 turns around the pan) extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium white waxy potatoes, like yukon golds, peeled and diced
2 medium onions, chopped
4-6 clove garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves, fresh or dried
1 lb kale, coarsely chopped
coarse salt and pepper
1 can(s) (15-ounce) garbanzos (chick peas), drained and rinsed
1 can(s) diced tomatoes
1 lb diced chourico, casing removed
1 qt chicken broth
warm, crusty bread

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Kale soup is a staple in the Portuguese culture. It is filling and a real comfort food. This recipe is from Racheal Ray. You will find hundreds of recipes for this soup on the internet, but I like this one.
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Heat oil in a deep pot over medium high heat. Add potatoes and onions, cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add garlic, bay leaves, and kale to the pot. Cover pot and wilt greens 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes, chourico, and broth to the pot and bring soup to a full boil. Reduce heat back to medium and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Serve soup with hunks of crusty bread and butter.

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user cindy sandberg cindyLs - Dec 21, 2011
This sounds really good! I love kale and try to find new ways to use it..sounds like this will be perfect! Not a big fan of chorizo, but I'm sure it would be good with other kinds of sausage, too...italian, linguica, andouille..yum!
user star pooley starryrose - Jan 2, 2012
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