Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zuppa tascana

With fresh chard and herbs in the garden, it is time to make the perfect soup!
 There are many variations to this dish, this is mine.
For 4 servings
In large pot, Peel and chop 6 potatoes
                    peel and chop 3 carrots
                    chop 1 med onion
1/2  pound of sausage links. I use a chicken sausage from Sam's club. You can also use prepared ground sausage balls, you have browned previously.
Add 3quarts of water and 2-3 bullion cubes
 I use Knorr chicken - see photo below. I think these have the best taste. You can use homemade broth or canned also.
 Add salt and pepper to taste along with fresh herbs. You may use dried when fresh is not available.
 I add a small bunch of each
1 sprig of rosemary
After simmering 1/2 hour
add 1 or 2 large handfuls of chopped chard or kale.
Finish simmering until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked through.

* to taste
add garlic when seasoning ( I would usually but this sausage has so much seasoning I hold back a little)
add cream to finished soup

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