Creamy Kale, Potato, Mushroom & Smoked Oyster Chowder

4
Servings
10m
Prep Time
25-35m
Cook Time
35m
Ready In


"This is actually such a simple soup to make; and, it is really delicious. My friend sent me this recipe; and, because I love smoked oysters - I had to try it. I fell in love with it. And, since I had a garden full of kale; it was the perfect recipe to make."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
OK
  • Garnish

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (440.2 g)
  • Calories 451.2
  • Total Fat - 29.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 84.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1187.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 18.8 g
  • Calcium - 208.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Kale ... First, there are 2 ways to remove the stems from the kale. You can cut them out; or, you grab the end of the kale, make a first around the stem - and, pull straight down. The leaves will come right off. Then, I like to roll up, or stack the leaves; and chop. Remember, you want small bites of kale in your soup. I also like to use some of the top stems, the tender ones; but, dice them very small.

Step 2

Base ... Add the olive oil to a large soup pot; and, bring to medium heat. Add the mushrooms; and, saute 3-4 minutes, until they begin to brown. Then, add the butter, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, dried thyme, rosemary; and, simmer another 4-5 minutes. Add the flour; and, mix until everything is well combined. Cook just a minute to get rid of that raw flour taste.

Step 3

Broth ... Add both broths, half and half; and, whisk until they are well combined. Bring to just under a boil (medium to medium high heat), and the soup begins to thicken. Add the kale; a little at a time - until it can all fit in the pot. Then, add the potatoes, season with a bit more salt and pepper - to taste; and, stir. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the kale is tender.

Step 4

Garnish ... Toast your baguette slices under your broiler, until golden brown. Then, top with the cheese; and, back under the broiler - just until melted.

Step 5

Serve, Plate, and ENJOY! ... Ladle the soup into your favorite bowl; and, top with the 'ooey gooey' melted crostini/baguette. And, finish with the chopped oysters.

Tips & Variations


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