I love this Portuguese kale soup, I haven't made it in forever. Decades ago I rented an apartment owned by a Portuguese family, everything they cooked (except for grilled sardines) was amazing and it was always a treat when they would invite me down or drop off a dish. I especially loved this soup, it's hearty, a little spicy and it features kale, which thirty years ago wasn't loved like it is today. There are a few different ways to make this soup, some use beans or tomatoes but this is how I learned to love it and a pretty close replica of what Maria made.
Here's what you need:
2 onions diced
3 carrots diced
3 celery diced
3-4 potatoes peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 bunch of kale
1 lb Chorizo, casing removed and cut in bite sized pieces
2 quarts chicken stock
Salt and pepper
While that is cooking, wash and chop the kale, removing the center stem. You can also buy a bag of kale... Back in the olden days you couldn't. Add the kale to the pot along with stock. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.