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    Jefferson Adams

    Portuguese Green Soup (Gluten-Free)

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Celiac.com 01/28/2014 - One of the things I love most about food and cuisine is how much there is to discover. I'm always especially pleased to 'discover' a food that seems like it has been long enjoyed by nearly everyone but me. One such 'discovery' is Portuguese Green Soup.

    I had a delightful version of this soup a while back, and it really stuck in my mind. This soup is perfect for a cold night.

    Photo: CC--MSVGIngredients:
    1 quart cold water
    1 quart chicken broth
    10 small potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
    6 ounces linguica or chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
    4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1 pound kale, rinsed and julienned
    1 medium onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    3-4 medium shallots minced
    2½ teaspoons salt
    ground black pepper to taste
    1 can hominy (optional)

    In a large stock pot over medium heat, sauté onion, shallots and garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 3 minutes.

    Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes more.

    Pour in water and chicken broth.

    Boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are mushy.

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook sausage until it has released most of its fat, 10 minutes. Drain.

    Mash potatoes, and stir the sausage, salt and pepper into the soup.

    Cover and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.

    About 5 to 10 minutes before serving, stir kale into soup. Add hominy as desired.

    Simmer, 5 minutes, until kale is tender and bright green. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.

    Serve with toasted gluten-free bread and butter.

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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in biology, anatomy, medicine, science, and advanced research, and scientific methods. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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