Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Andouille

Ugly picture, tasty soup

Over the course of six months of CSA membership, along with perfecting my hardboiled egg technique, I have learned that utilizing the contents of a veggie share is much like playing a game of Angry Birds.  There aren’t enough birds (meals in a week) to take out all of the pigs (vegetables) without some strategy.

CSA Lesson #1: No recipe unitaskers!

You can’t make a separate meal around each item in your produce box.  Unless you eat nine dinners every week.  I love this soup because it reliably incorporates three late fall/early winter CSA staples: hearty greens, potatoes, and onions.

Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Andouille

Adapted from Food & Wine

1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 pound precooked turkey andouille sausage, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
3 cups water
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 pound potatoes, peeled, sliced thinly, and quartered
Pinch dried red-pepper flakes
1 pound kale or other winter greens, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
Fresh-ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over moderate heat.  Add the sausage and briefly cook until brown, about 3-5 minutes, turning once.  Remove the sausage from the pot and, pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan.

Add the onion and cook until it is translucent, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic slices and cook for 1 minute longer.

Add the water, broth, and salt and bring the soup to a boil.  Add the sausage, potatoes, and red-pepper flakes and cook over medium heat for several minutes.  Add the kale and bring soup back to a simmer. Cook, partially covered, until the potatoes are translucent and the kale is tender, about 6 minutes longer. Add fresh-ground black pepper to taste, and salt if needed.

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3 responses to “Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Andouille

  1. Mmmm this looks fabulous 🙂 making soup is on my bucketlist this winter, I will definitley be calling you for some inspiration !

  2. Lusetta

    Hey, I’m going to try this! Dale will probably love it…I also plan on try a new recipe this weekend “French Toast Bread Pudding” I will let you know how it goes…

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