At times I do feel bad that I made him eat all these vegetarian food. I do make meat for him and he appreciates that. One great thing about him is that he would try anything, however when it really boils down to it, he is a meat and potato guy with a strong Germany root.
Mr Wonderful has been fishing up North, I hope he will be coming back with some fish this afternoon. I woke up to a cold rainy day. It's perfect for some soup. It would be great to have something hearty to get the chill off, especially being out in the elements. I brought back a couple Hawaiian Portuguese sausage and I still have 1 last sausage in the freezer. I decide to make some soup. My version of Portuguese Kale soup. It's boiled, it's potato, he should like this. You will notice I am keeping the pieces of vegetable and sausage pretty big. He like soup hearty. The sausage, potato and kale will "shrink" during cooking.
Hawaiian Portuguese sausage, kale and potato soup
1 large(12 oz) Hawaiian Portuguese sausage, cut into 1/2" quarter pieces, or any smoked sausage with spice will make a great substitute.
4 red skin potatoes, cleaned and cubed, I am leaving the skin on, if prefer, you can use peeled potatoes instead
1 bunch of kale, washed, stem removed and tear into small pieces
4 cup low sodium chicken stock
Pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven of pot, brown the sausage piece for 5-8 mins over med heat.
The kale will soften with heat.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer, cover and let the soup cook for about 35-40 mins till the kale and potatoes are soft and tender.
Taste and season with pepper. The sausage is quite salty and highly spiced, I didn't have to add any salt at all.Ladle the soup in to a bowl, top with fried shallot and serve.