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21 January 2020, 10:47 AM
wtg
A soup called Roberto
The recipe looks pretty basic, and tasty!

https://www.newyorker.com/cult...source=pocket-newtab


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21 January 2020, 11:35 AM
Steve Miller
I had a soup like that for lunch yesterday. It was fantastic! I wonder if the restaurant got it from the author of the piece?

Interesting that she drains the beans. I usually try to use the bean liquid for more flavor.


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21 January 2020, 11:43 AM
Nina
1. Isn't that basically minestrone without any pasta/noodles in it?
2. Where is the recipe! Big Grin
21 January 2020, 12:11 PM
wtg
quote:
Originally posted by Nina:
2. Where is the recipe! Big Grin


Here! (a very chatty recipe)

https://tinyletter.com/hels/le...ssue-1-hello-roberto


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21 January 2020, 02:11 PM
jodi
Ok, that letter is wonderful! I usually hate long recipes, but it made me laugh out loud, several times.


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21 January 2020, 08:05 PM
jodi
I made this tonight. O.M.G. It’s fabulous. I couldn’t find hot italian chicken sausage, so I bought hot Italian pork and cooked it up first and drained the grease. I used garbanzo beans. I did it in the instant pot, Everything but the kale (and cheese and lemon juice) for 11 minutes under pressure, and then added the other stuff in after. Also, I did 1/3 white wine and 2/3 chicken stock. Totally worth making. Yum!


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21 January 2020, 08:29 PM
wtg
Yay, jodi! You must have been motivated.

Love the Instant Pot twist....

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21 January 2020, 11:35 PM
Steve Miller
quote:
Originally posted by jodi:
Ok, that letter is wonderful! I usually hate long recipes, but it made me laugh out loud, several times.


And I learned some stuff. ThumbsUp


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25 January 2020, 06:13 PM
wtg
Made the soup today. It is *very* good. Thought about the Instant Pot but decided to use my stock pot on the stove top instead.

4 cups of homemade chicken stock plus a cup of Clos Du Bois Pinot Grigio. Jennie-o hot turkey sausage worked out very well. And I used a trio of baby kales.


I bought a lemon but forgot to cut it up and serve it. Will try that when we eat leftovers.

Highly recommended!


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25 January 2020, 07:58 PM
Steve Miller
A trio of baby kales! Where do you find these?


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25 January 2020, 08:19 PM
wtg
There's some company called Bright Farms that grows all kinds of greens local to where they are sold; I get mine at Mariano's, which is part of Kroger.

I buy the baby beet greens and baby arugula sometimes.

They also have baby kale, but when I was shopping for the soup ingredients the other day, the only kale they had was the Trio of Baby Kale. Package says they were

quote:
Kale, red kale, and Siberian kale (contents may vary by season).


The baby greens cook really fast.

Bright Farms


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25 January 2020, 08:27 PM
Steve Miller
quote:
Originally posted by wtg:
There's some company called Bright Farms that grows all kinds of greens local to where they are sold; I get mine at Mariano's, which is part of Kroger.

I buy the baby beet greens and baby arugula sometimes.

They also have baby kale, but when I was shopping for the soup ingredients the other day, the only kale they had was the Trio of Baby Kale. Package says they were

quote:
Kale, red kale, and Siberian kale (contents may vary by season).


The baby greens cook really fast.

Bright Farms


Ha! Our local Kroger store is “Ralph’s” which is one town over. I’ll swing by and look for baby kale. Meanwhile, if we’re putting kale in soup, how about some Italian Wedding Soup ?

And what does one do with baby turnip greens?


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25 January 2020, 08:30 PM
wtg
They're packaged in plastic containers; I love the greens but am not thrilled about the plastic packaging.

Bright Farms has a locator to tell you where their products are sold. I think they might be more of an eastern half of the country thing.

But I'm pretty sure there are other growers that do baby greens, because there are often a couple of choices of producers at Mariano's.

Baby arugula, baby spinach, baby beet greens, and some mixes are among my faves. Mik posted a recipe for pasta, tomatoes, greens and some other stuff, and I like to use one of the mixes for that one.


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26 January 2020, 09:31 AM
Mary Anna
You could just saute baby turnip greens in olive oil with garlic and they'd be awesome.

I bought a bag of turnip greens one time that came with a recipe that I still use all the time. Saute them with olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Chop up sundried tomatoes, black olives, and green olives and toss them in at the end to heat. Serve with parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds on top.

That was a very popular recipe at my house when my kids were in their teens and old enough to be willing to try strongly flavored foods.


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04 February 2020, 06:52 PM
wtg
Tomorrow I'm going to try another batch of Roberto with fire roasted tomatoes instead of regular.

And I bought both hot and sweet Italian turkey sausage. We liked the last batch with the hot sausage, but I thought the sweet might be a nice change.

I'll decide at the last minute...


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