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I might make this soup when I go to Nantucket this weekend. This way, I'll have the recipe and so will you.

Portuguese Vegetable Soup
    1/2 lb. chourico
    1-1/2 tbsp. olive oil
    1/2 c. chopped onion
    1 small clove garlic, minced
    2-1/2 c. diced potatoes
    5 c. chicken stock
    1-1/2 c. canned tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 c. drained canned kidney beans
    1/4 lb. chopped kale
    salt and pepper to taste

Cover chourico with water in a skillet. Bring to a boil and cook until water evaporates. Remove sausage and cool. Chop.

Add oil, onions and garlic to skillet and saute until onion is tender but not browned. Add to soup pot along with potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are quite tender.

Strain potatoes from stock and mash. Return to stock with tomatoes, beans and sausage. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Then add kale. Simmer another 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with chopped parsley. Makes about 10 cups.


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