I don't have much time to prepare all the winter dishes I like- spring has nearly come, so I have to hurry. Nearly twenty days until the end of March, nearly twenty dishes to savour.
One of them deffinitely Zuppa Toscana. Zuppa Toscana is a winter soup. Based on rich and nutritious ingredients like bacon, sausage, potatoes and heavy cream it is best enjoyed when the weather outside is cold.
- 500 g hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 6 slices bacon, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups potatoes, diced
- 2 cups kale, cut into bite-size pieces
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- grated Parmesan cheese
Cook bacon and sausage in a saucepan until bacon gets crispy and sausage turns from pink to brown. Drain off most of the grease leaving a tablespoon or two to saute onion. Saute onion until translucent; add garlic and saute for 1 additional minute. Stir in hot chicken broth and potatoes, season with salt and pepper, simmer for about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Add kale and heavy cream, simmer 5 additional minutes and serve hot with Parmesan cheese sprinkled above.