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Tuscan Soup
      #993795 - 04/19/09 10:12 AM (173.70.202.81)

I haven't tried this yet, but will be making it this week...
Looks good!
I'll probably add whole fresh mushrooms to the soup also...
and garnish with some toasted pine nuts & parsley on top...

Tuscan Soup

Serves four??? maybe only two for dinner along with a nice baguette & a cheap bottle of White Bordeaux Table Wine..

INGREDIENTS
6 cups chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
3 (3.5 ounce) links spicy Italian sausage
3 large potatoes, cubed
1 bunch fresh spinach, washed and chopped (I'll use one pkg. frozen)
1/4 cup evaporated milk
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
1. Remove skin from sausage and crumble into frying pan. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. If you are trying to cut fat, remove meat from pan, place in a colander, and rinse under cold water.
2. Place meat in a large pot; add stock and potatoes. Boil until potato is cooked.
3. Add spinach. Continue boiling until spinach is lightly cooked.
4. Remove soup from heat, stir in evaporated milk, and season to taste. Do not add any salt if using canned stock.

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #993805 - 04/19/09 10:34 AM (173.70.202.81)

I just read the recipe to Deb a few minutes ago, and I guess it will be dinner tonight!
all I need to get is a fresh baguette!
I'm gonna add some whole porchini mushrooms we have in the fridge to the recipe...

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994031 - 04/19/09 06:30 PM (69.22.111.93)

I would add cannelli beans, celery, diced tomatoes and a big handful of pecorino cheese. lOTS OF PEPPER TOO.

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: Anonymous]
      #994035 - 04/19/09 06:45 PM (173.70.202.81)

Any White Beans would be good...
tomatos? I don't think so, it's supposed to be a white soup...

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994036 - 04/19/09 06:47 PM (74.243.167.91)

Yummmmmm! Bryan, I think you have a winner. We love pasta d'fagore (spelling?) and this sounds similar but better. I will probably make this tomorrow for dinner with the cannelini beans. I'm thinking I may use proscuitto to saute veggies. Thanks for posting! As always, you have terrific recipes.

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994041 - 04/19/09 06:52 PM (71.176.228.253)

Looks yummy! I always throw a Parm rind in my Tuscan soups, so if you have one, try that! I actually had a pasta dish very similar to your soup tonight. I agree that the canellini beans would be a nice addition.

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994053 - 04/19/09 07:16 PM (74.243.167.91)

I'm thinking not tomatoes...perhaps tomato puree or tomato paste (couple of tablespoons). I think the beans will give a nice texture.

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994192 - 04/20/09 09:02 AM (205.188.116.77)

I might add a few julienne pieces of Sun-Dried tomato. It adds a subtle sweetness and is very Tuscan. You may also want to add some croutons on top before you serve

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: dseltzer]
      #994194 - 04/20/09 09:08 AM (173.70.202.81)

well, we worked in the yard all day yesterday doing spring cleanup, and ended up nukeing leftover Cornish Hens & veggies (cauliflower & carrots) for dinner...
BUT! Soup's on for tonight! I'll let you know how it turns out!

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Re: Tuscan Soup [Re: peconic]
      #994202 - 04/20/09 09:26 AM (96.56.29.154)

I'm trying that tonight but subbing fresh chopped kale for the spinach. I'll add the beans too. Not so sure about putting in evaporated milk though. I'll possibly add a splash of half & half at the end if I think it needs it after I taste it.

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