Portuguese Kale and Chorizo Soup (Caldo Verde)
Charlene kicked start the South Arm Community Kitchen for 2009 with two recipes. Also, Charlene is working with Family Services to start up a few more seniors kitchen which had been a roaring success last year. We wish her the best in her new role.
Back to food … the first dish which Charlene demonstrated is called Portuguese Kale and Chorizo Soup. Kale is a very nutritious vegetable which is not common among Chinese. I had blogged about Kale’s nutritional values in this blog.
This is a hearty soup complete with protein, carbohydrate and fiber all in a pot. It is great for cold winter days.
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs boiling potatoes, peel & thinly slice
- 8 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 lb Spanish chorizo (spicy cured pork sausage), cut into 1 cm cubes
- 3/4 lb kale
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