By magpie diner on August 13, 2009
Photo by TasteTester
Photo by TasteTester
"It's a rainy summer's day, soup was a great idea. I love making this because it's pretty quick for homemade and it strikes a good balance for adults and kids. All depending on who your audience is, choose a mild or spicy chorizo. I haven't made this without using the immersion blender to mix it up. I'm sure it would be fine, I would be tempted to cut things quite a bit smaller if that were the case, and maybe not preboil the potatoes. The original recipe called for kale, but to please all palates I have subbed carrots. You could sub a wide variety of complimentary veg such as spinach or another leafy green. Something with a pop of colour."
Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Made this soup today - and found, with personal preferance modifications - it was VERY tastey,
I used all the listed ingredients, but rather than cook the potatoes ahead, I simply diced them up and added to the soup with a good 1-2 cups choppped spinach. I did NOT pulvarize the soup - instead we enjoyed it with all it's chunky goodness! As the recipe name indicates - satisfying!"
"All of us loved this soup! I made it just as written, although I used fresh chorizo. Maybe I should have used dried because when I sliced the fresh chorizo it fell apart into pieces. I just formed them into little balls, flattened them, and sauteed them as in the recipe. I used both the carrots and some kale when making the soup. When it was done cooking, I pureed half of it, and then mixed that with the other half, making a soup with a thicker broth while retaining some texture from the veggies in the soup. I usually make soup that way, and it worked well with this recipe. The kale gave the soup a very mild sort of peppery flavor that we enjoyed. I've already made a second batch and packaged it for the freezer -- I can then defrost it overnight so we can enjoy this great soup on even the busiest of days!"
"I thought this soup had great flavour! I used yellow-fleshed potatoes, left the skins on and cooked them in the broth. It saved an additional pot but since I kept the lid on I think the soup was a bit thinner than I would have preferred. Also - the calorie count on my soup was only 350 per serving with 12 g of fat - probably had something to do with the brand of chorizo - President's Choice. I will DEFINITELY make this again."
"I am Portuguese so I knew I was going to love this soup. It was so easy and delicious. I have made soup 3 times in the last week, just can't get enough of it :) I enjoyed it pureed with sliced French loaf. Thank you for posting and I will make it again. I have some left overs and can't wait to have some tomorrow. Made for New Kids On The Block Tag Game."