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RECIPE: CHORIZO & KALE SOUP WITH JACOBSEN PURE KOSHER SEA SALT


Portuguese Chorizo/Chourico and Kale Soup with Jacobsen Pure Kosher Sea Salt

We teamed up with our good friends at World Foods to create a series of soup recipes perfect for chilly autumn weather. We sourced all our ingredients from World Foods and shared the recipe so that they could serve it to their customers in the Deli! 

This Portuguese Chourico and Kale Soup is a stunner. Layers of flavor and texture create a rich and hearty soup - perfect for the season. Our Jacobsen Pure Kosher Sea Salt adds perfect bursts of bright salinity and helps every ingredient to shine.

serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS:

2ea yellow onions - small dice
6ea cloves of garlic - minced
1ea large shallot - sliced thin
1.5 lb Yukon gold potato - small dice
1.5 lb Chorizo (Chourico) - bulk sausage works great
1ea 14oz can borlotti beans, garbanzo beans, or white beans 
1ea 28oz can diced tomatoes
1-2 cups Portuguese white wine - such as Vinho Verde
2ea heads of kale - russian red kale, green kale, lacinato kale, or a mixture thereof - stalks removed and thinly sliced
1 cup mild roasted peppers or pickled peppers - we used pickled aji dulce peppers
1 tbsp Bee Local honey
1 quart chicken stock
Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt added to taste throughout the cooking process
Zest of one lemon 
1/4 cup parsely
Warm or toasted bread to serve
DIRECTIONS
  • In a large Le Creuset Dutch Oven add olive oil, onion, and shallot and saute over medium high heat until the onions begin to brown around the edges - about 5 mins. Add garlic and saute another minute or two. Add Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt to taste
  • Transfer this mixture to a bowl.
  • In the same dutch oven over medium high heat, add the chorizo and cook until it begins to brown - about 2-3 mins. 
  • Transfer the chorizo to the bowl with the onions, leaving as much chorizo oil as you can in the dutch oven.
  • In the same dutch oven over medium high heat, add a bit more olive oil and then add the potatoes. Cook until they start to brown around the edges, about 5 mins. Add Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt to taste at this point as well.
  • Now add the white wine to the pan and scrape up all the brown bits on the bottom of the pan, reducing the wine by about half
  • Add all the cooked ingredients back to the dutch oven, add the tomatoes, beans, peppers, chicken stock, lemon zest, and honey - bringing the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until it comes to temperature..
  • Once the soup comes to a simmer, turn heat to low and let cook for about 15-30 mins, allowing the flavors to meld. Taste the soup and add more Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt to taste
  • To finish, add the parsely and sliced kale to the soup, stir, and simmer for 3 to 5 mins - make sure you don't over cook the kale, it should still have some bite to it. 
  • Turn off the heat, and serve with a drizzle of good olive oil and a slice of warm or toasted bread.
**you can always add a bit more chicken stock or water if the soup becomes too thick.

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