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instead of escarole?

jbeaux Jun 18, 2008 03:38 PM

I'm making a Martha Stewart recipe tonight: escarole & meatball soup. It looks really tasty, but I haven't been able to find escarole. I've heard swiss chard would do. I've also heard spinach, although I worry this might go too limp in a soup. Suggestions?

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    chazzerking RE: jbeaux Jun 18, 2008 03:41 PM

    Escarole is a fairly bitter green, so if you're wanting to sub for the same flavor combo, I'd look for a chard, a beet green, or arrugula. Frisee would also work, but give a different texture

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      SSqwerty RE: jbeaux Jun 18, 2008 04:09 PM

      I'll bet chard would be fine. It has the same consistency as escarole and might actually taste better. Good luck with this! (I love meatball and escarole soup!)

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        jbeaux RE: jbeaux Jun 18, 2008 04:26 PM

        Great, thanks. I know at least that I can find chard.

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