On the 11th Day of Recipes, my true love made for me...
Hi Friends! Next up in the recipes series is my all time favorite soup to make & eat! In fact, it's on the menu for Christmas Dinner!
Sausage Kale Soup
1 package of breakfast sausage
1 package of Italian or Sage sausage
1 white onion
4 large russet potatoes
1 small package of baby kale, de-stemmed
1 container of broth (chicken, beef, or turkey - depending on your sausage meat)
1 container of vegetable broth
1 tbsp of coconut oil or high temp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine
1/4 c cream
crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper (to taste)
Pairing: Baguette Rolls with Butter
1. Add oil to a heated pan (I prefer using a dutch oven or large qt pot)
2. Add chopped onion - cook until transparent
3. Add both packages of sausage - cook through and until a golden crust forms.
4. Add the white wine to deglaze your pan. Let simmer for a few minutes, stirring occassionally. Deglazing is a technique used to remove & dissolve the browned food on the bottom of a pan, to add flavor to sauces, gravies, and soups.
5. Add your sliced or cubed (use your preferred technique) potatoes over the sausage mix. Put the lid on your pan and allow the potatoes to cook until they're almost done. Stirring occasionally.
6. Next, add the entire containers of your meat broth and vegetable broth. Place the lid on your pan and bring to a moderate simmer. Stirring occasionally.
7. At any time, add salt & pepper, to taste. Red Crushed Peppers optional during cooking. Or garnish afterward. Also, add any other dried herbs or seasonings you prefer. I like to use a variety of seasoning mixes, again to taste.
8. Once your soup is at a state of completion, add your entire package of kale. It will cook down so don't freak that it's too much. Stir it in. Allow to simmer until kale is cooked thoroughly
9. Once your ingredients are cooked through and soup is near it's completion, add the cream. Allow to simmer for a few, so its hot throughout.
10. Serve up and enjoy with some buttered baguette rolls OR the cheesy pull apart bread from Day 3!