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- 1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are translucent. Add the garlic and half the chouriço and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cover everything with the water, bring to a boil and lower the heat, simmering until the potatoes are almost done, about 15 minutes.
- 2. When the soup is cool enough to handle, purée it in the food processor and return to the pot. Add the greens, bring everything back to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, ladle into bowls and garnish with the remaining cubes of chouriço.
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Amazing! Absolutely wonderful taste. Loved the soup! However, you should know your greens in making this recipe....different greens get tender at different times. The sausages I could find were uncooked, so I had to cook them for the 2nd step. Trusted the cooking and boiling time in the first half to cook my sausage. I like crisp greens, but if you are like my mother and the rest of my family, the greens need to be soft. So if you want soft greens increase the cooking time for them by an hour and a half if you use Collards, at least 45 minutes if you use kale. I enjoyed my collard greens after an additional 30 minutes of cooking. They were still quite crisp, but I felt better about eating the sausage with them cooked that way! I hoped the fiber offset the fat in the sausage! I've never had the original soup, but this version is delicious! I highly recommend it to anyone that loves sausage and greens!
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Started washing dishes in restaurants (the Moose Lodge to be precise) at 13. Worked at a bunch of Long Island restaurants from 14 to 18, did salad prep, sous, breakfasts, line, short order and whatever role was open. Loved it, and kept cooking when I went into the Army at 18. By 22, stopped cooking for work, but still cook at home a lot. Now, I actually think I am a better cook than ever, and have even considered opening my own restaurant some day.