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Portuguese Kale-and- Salt-Cod Chowder
Yield: 8 servings.

1 pound boneless, skinless salt cod
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound linguica sausage (or chorizo), cut into 1/2-inch disks
1 small onion, chopped
2 medium baking potatoes. peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
4 quarts chicken broth
8 ounces kale, stemmed, rinsed and coarsely chopped to make 6 cups
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili-pepper flakes
1/2 cup fresh minte, minced

Soak the salt cod overnight in cold water. Drain and tear the cod
into bite-size pieces, removing any remaining bones. Cover the
cod with fresh water and bring nearly to a boil. Remove from the
heat, cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over high heat. Add the
sausage and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes to lightly
brown. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions and cook, stirring
frequently until the onions are nearly soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes and toss. Add the chicken broth and bring to a
bol. Add the kale, bay leaves and chili pepper flakes. Return to
a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Skim the
fat off the top of the soup. Add the cod, adjust the seasoning,
ladle into bowls and sprinkle each with fresh mint.


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