Chorizo and Spring Greens Broth with Sherry

September 29, 2007

Chorizo and Spring Greens Broth with Sherry

There is a large leafy thing in my vegetable box. I’m not quite sure what it is and so I check the website. According to the suppliers, these are spring greens. I had honestly never noticed that we get spring greens in September. I sent a quick e-mail to Abel and Cole, just to make sure, and this is their response……

“Spring greens are apparently so named because their ability to withstand cold winters is valued for an early Spring supply of edible leaves in what is commonly known as the “hungry gap” – the period when winter’s crops have all been harvested but the next season’s crops are not yet ready.”

So there you go, spring greens are keeping us going through our hungry gap and what a fab company Abel and Cole are, so friendly and efficient. And while I’m on a gush, this is a great recipe, even if I do say so myself.

Chorizo and Spring Greens Broth with Sherry Recipe

(Serves 4)

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 chorizo sausages
1 head spring greens, finely shredded
2 medium potatoes, diced
A generous splash of dry sherry
700 ml chicken stock
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for 30 seconds, before adding the sherry. Cook every thing for another couple of minutes until soft. Add the potatoes and chorizo for a few minutes until golden.

Add the stock, season and cook for around 10 minutes until the potatoes are really soft. Mash the potatoes into the soup a bit if you like (I did), bring back to the boil, add the greens and simmer for around 5 minutes until tender.

Serve with crusty brown bread.

N.B. I made this soup again the next day using chard in place of the spring greens and it was even better.

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    Reply Urban Foodie November 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I had just the same thought when I saw this veg in my box – thanks for clearing my confusion. I tried your recipe and it was delicious! Thanks for my lovely dinner.

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    Reply Runlikeh3ll March 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Getting creative with spring greens – This looks good! Some great ideas on here, I could definitely work with this recipe.

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    Reply zuko January 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hi, just a quick note to say yesterday I made the savoy and chorizo soup similar to this from your AoL blog, and it was deeee-lish!

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      Reply Helen January 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      GREAT! Really pleased you enjoyed it.

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