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Portuguese Kale Soup

Portuguese Kale Soup

This soup always brings me back to my childhood. Portuguese families start almost every meal off with a bowl of soup, so I remember my mom making this all the time. It was also one of the few meals my dad actually knew how to make LOL. I know when you read down the list of ingredients it may seem like a strange combo but give it a chance I guarantee it will become one of your favorites too.

12c           water

1               bunch kale (very thinly chopped)

6              large potatoes (peeled and diced)

1               Portuguese chorizo

1tbs          olive oil

1               dried red chili (optional)

1tbsp        sea salt

6              hard boiled eggs (peeled)

olive oil and vinegar to drizzle                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Put 12c water in a large pot. Add the chorizo, salt and red chili. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and Kale, let simmer for at least 20minutes.

When potatoes are soft enough, mash them up a bit in the pot with a potato masher or the back of a ladle. You only want to mash them a little, you still want some potato chunks left.

To serve, place an egg in the bottom of each persons bowl and break it up a bit with a spoon. Ladle soup on top of the egg and then lightly drizzle with oil and vinegar.

I like to serve this with salad and a fresh Portuguese bun.

*Tip- This can easily be made vegetarian by replacing the chorizo with 1tsp of paprika and 1 crushed clove of garlic and then add ½ a can of chickpeas after you've mashed up the potato. 

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