Wednesday, February 22, 2012

There's a First Time for Everything

Yes, my friends. I tried a food tonight that I have never tried before. AND I fed it to my family. KALE! Can't live in the South without eating kale. We'll probably even have it again...this soup was delish!
I found this recipe on Pinterest, it was originally posted on Annie's Eats.

Zuppa Toscana

1 lb. Italian sausage (or half regular, half turkey sausage)
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine to deglaze the pan (*I used chicken broth)
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 russett potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks
2 cups fresh kale, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper

Place a large stockpot or Dutch oven on the stove over medium heat. Crumble the sausage into the pan and cook until well browned. Remove the cooked sausage from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; set aside. Add the chopped onion to the pan and sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan and cook for a minute more, just until fragrant. Add the wine to the pot and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits. Add the potatoes, kale, chicken broth and water to the pot. Return the sausage to the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high, bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer on medium-low. Cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender and cooked through. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Now, on to collard greens!


Jeni said...

I have never tried this. Looks different but maybe I will be brave and try it. Now collard greens...yeah! I use bacon in those. Pinterest is the best thing's like getting new free magazines by the dozen everyday.

Saundra said...

We make this quite a bit. Got hooked on it at Olive Gsrden.