Basque Vegetable Soup

Photo: psfreeman

This is a hearty soup widely served here, especially at the many restaurants specializing in Basque cuisine. It's a nice way to use the abundant vegetables that are available this time of year. Give it a try this harvest season. Recipe published in Country August/September 1993.

Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 8 cup(s) water
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 3/4 pound(s) fresh Polish sausage links
  • 2 cup(s) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup(s) shredded cabbage
  • 1 15-ounce can(s) tomato sauce

Preparation

  1. • In Dutch oven, slowly bring chicken and water to a boil; skim foam. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken; set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. • Strain broth and skim fat. Return broth to Dutch oven. Add the leeks, carrots, turnip, onion, potato, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  4. • Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones; discard bones and skin. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces; add to the Dutch oven. Add the beans, cabbage and cooked sausage. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).


September 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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