After my last blogpost I had a few comments about my maligning of kale (although it's funny, people seem quite happy to cast disparaging words against offal and few raise their voices to come to its aid...) so I thought that I'd have a go at making a kale soup recipe to come to terms with my dislike of said vegetable.
Before we start, I should point out that I have nothing really against kale itself, but just that it seems to be the poster vegetable for the whole healthier-than-thou/no-fun strain of diets and recipes, and it really does look like swamp water when it's blended to make a soup or (ugh) smoothie (why? why would you do that to yourself?)
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3 Cloves Garlic
900ml Chicken Stock
150ml White Wine
1. Peel the onion and potato, then cut into small chunks.
2. Heat the butter in your soup pan. Cook the vegetables until they start to soften. Add the finely chopped garlic cloves and cook for another couple of minutes
3. Add the stock and wine, bring the soup to a simmer. Remove the tough stalks from the kale and shred the leaves. Add these to the soup and cover, cooking for 20 minutes.
4. Once the soup is cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool, then purée using a stick blender.
5. Reheat the soup, add the milk and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve and enjoy!