Kale, Whitefish, & Bacon Sausage
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The exact origin of soup is unknown, but it is believed to have originated as a way to make use of leftover food and as a means of preserving food. Archaeological evidence suggests that soup-like dishes have been consumed by humans for thousands of years.
Some of the earliest known examples of soup were found in China, dating back to the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE). These soups were made by boiling meat, vegetables, and grains in water, and were often seasoned with herbs and spices.
In ancient Greece and Rome, soup was a staple food and was often consumed as a part of daily meals. The Greeks are known to have made a type of soup called "mageirocophona," which was made by boiling meat, vegetables, and barley in water. The Romans also had a variety of soups, including "posca," a type of soup made from vinegar, water, and herbs.
Soup also played an important role in medieval Europe, where it was often consumed as a type of medicinal food. In the 16th century, French chefs developed the technique of using roux (a mixture of flour and fat) to thicken soups, which led to the creation of the creamy soups that are still popular today.
Today, soup is a popular and versatile food that is consumed all over the world, with countless variations and flavors.
KALE, WHITEFISH, & BACON SAUSAGE
Orzo is a type of pasta that is similar in shape to grains of rice. If you are looking for other types of pasta that are similar to orzo in shape and size, here are a few options:
- Risoni: This pasta, also known as "orzo" in some countries, is very similar in shape and size to orzo. It is a small, rice-shaped pasta that is often used in soups, stews, and salads.
- Fregola: This pasta is a type of Sardinian pasta that is made by rolling semolina dough into small balls and then toasting them in an oven. The resulting pasta is similar in size and shape to orzo and is often used in salads and stews.
- Acini di pepe: This pasta is very small, round, and bead-like in shape, similar to orzo. It is often used in soups and stews.
- Israeli couscous: This type of couscous is larger than regular couscous and has a similar shape and texture to orzo. It is often used as a base for salads and can also be used in soups and stews.
All of these pasta options can be used as a substitute for orzo in recipes, depending on your personal taste and preference.
- ½ cup orzo, cooked, following the cooking instructions
- 1 package Big Fork Bacon Sausage, quartered lengthwise and sliced thin
- 3 Sweet Onions, chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 6 crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 lb. whitefish fillets
- ¼ c. Sherry
- 32 oz. Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
- 1 cup mushroom stock
- 2 cups onion blanching liquid
- 1 T. Lemon Juice
- 1 T. Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 T. Brown Sugar, dark
- 1 t. Salt
- ½ t. Black Pepper
- ½ c. Heavy Cream
- 1 T. Stone Ground Mustard
- Cook the orzo and set aside.
- In a large stock pot over medium heat brown the sausage on all sides. Remove the sausage from the pan. Let the sausage cool and slice into bite size pieces. Reserve until the soup is finished.
- Add the onions, celery, mushrooms, and fish and brown over medium heat until the onions are nice and brown. Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil if necessary.
- Add the sherry and cook for 4 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients (except orzo and sausage) and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree the soup using a hand blender.
- Add the orzo, and sausage and let marry for at least 30 minutes prior to serving or chill.
There are several garnishes that can be used to enhance the flavor and presentation of sausage soup. Here are some ideas:
- Fresh herbs: Sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley, thyme, or rosemary over the top of the soup.
- Croutons: Toasted or fried cubes of bread can add some texture and crunch to the soup.
- Cheese: Shredded or grated cheese can be added on top of the soup and allowed to melt.
- Sour cream: A dollop of sour cream on top of the soup can add some creaminess and tanginess.
- Bacon bits: Crispy bacon bits can be sprinkled over the top of the soup.
- Chives: Chopped chives can be sprinkled over the top of the soup for some extra flavor and color.
- Diced tomatoes: Adding some diced tomatoes to the soup can add some freshness and color.
- Crispy onions: Fried or caramelized onions can be added on top of the soup for some added crunch and sweetness.
- Jalapenos: Sliced jalapenos can add some heat and flavor to the soup.
- Avocado: Sliced avocado can add some creaminess and freshness to the soup.