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Making Traditional Meals

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With everybody here being from New England or if you’ve been living here for quite some time, I’m sure you’ve had kale soup before or at the very least know what it is. Today I’ll be explaining how to make Portuguese kale soup, one of my all-time favorite meals growing up. Kale soup can be made in all sorts of ways, but my family likes to keep it simple in our recipe.

Transition: Now the first step

To begin any meal, of course we have to gather all the necessary ingredients, you can’t go very far without knowing what you need, otherwise you’re doomed for failure! Now I don’t have props so to speak, I thought it’d be pretty difficult to bring a stove in this room. But that’s okay, the recipe is nothing overly complicated, I’ll be breaking it down step by step. The ingredients are 1 pound of fresh kale chopped into thin slices, 1 piece of chorico, which is basically a smoky, spicy sausage, 4 potatoes peeled and chopped, 1 whole onion diced, 2 cloves of garlic, a teaspoon of dried oregano and bay leaves, 2 quarts of chicken broth and some olive oil.

Once you have everything prepared it’s time to get cooking!

Transition: The second step

Is to bring 3 tablespoons of olive oil simmering in a soup pan under medium heat, add the onions and garlic to cook for about 4 minutes

Then you’re going to add the chicken broth, the oregano and bay leaves, let it boil under high heat for a few minutes before adding the potatoes. Once boiled, the longest step is adding the potatoes in and letting that cook which usually takes around 10-15 minutes

Transition: Now for the very last step

The soup has been simmering for about 15 minutes, the potatoes are nice and tender, it’s time to add in the chorico and add the kale. Adding 1 pound of kale may seem like a lot, but it well wilt down as it cooks, you basically add the kale in stages until you’re able to add it all in. And then you let everything cook for another 10 minutes, season it off with salt and pepper once done.

Transition: And that’s all there is to it

Making traditional meals doesn’t have to be overly complicated, as I’ve went over it can simple to make but still be delicious and very flavorful. The meal is very near and dear to my heart, my mom first showed me how to make it when I was 11 years old. It didn’t go as well when I was 11 but I think I’ve improved since then! It’s starting to get cold outside and it’s the perfect meal to have to warm you up and keep you satisfied, and I really hope you guys end up trying to make it yourselves.



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