Friday, September 18, 2009

Zuppa Tuscana

David first had this soup at Olive Garden about a year ago. Well we haven't been back in awhile so David decided to re-create the soup. It tastes better than the original (I am a little bias.)

So here are the basic ingredients with estimated amounts (David is a guy, he doesn't really "measure" anything)

3 cans chicken broth

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Head of celery

1 onion

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 package mild Italian sausage

8 potatoes

1 cup heavy cream

bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley

Cornstarch (for thickening)

This is how David puts it together:

Put chicken stock in large pot. Bring to a boil. While waiting chop celery and onion and saute in olive oil add garlic at the end. Remove and set aside, in same pan fry up sausage. Peel potatoes and add to boiling chicken stock, add completely cooked and cut sausage. Add in celery/onion mixture. Pour in Heavy whipping cream and optional spices like, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.

Thicken with cornstarch mixed in a little bit of water. then add parsley. let simmer for awhile (10-20 minutes)

I think that is it... any questions? Ask David!

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