CHORIZO CORN SOUP

By Jen Smallwood
July 2, 2014
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Author Notes: it took me several batches to get this version.....for hearty soup makes a perfect one-pot supper.Jen Smallwood

Serves: 4 servings

  • 1 pound Spanish Chorizo, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Baking Potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 Ears of Corn, kernels removed or 3 to 4 cups frozen corn
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 3 large Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 4 - 5 sprigs Sprigs Thyme, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 Dry Bay Leaf
  • 1 28-oz can Fire-roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 quart Chicken Stock
  • 1 Large Bunch Kale, thick stems removed, leaves roughly chopped (about 4 cups)
  • Bread, for dipping
  1. Place a large pot over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons. Add the chorizo and cook stirring every now and then for 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and corn, and brown that up a little bit, then add bell pepper, onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and chicken stock, and bring up to a bubble. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the kale and simmer for 5 more minutes. Garnish soup with parsley or cilantro and lime juice and serve with lots of bread for dipping alongside.

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