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recs for good chicken & escarole soup recipes

prima Oct 10, 2012 01:09 PM

Does anyone have a chicken & escarole soup (or turkey & escarole soup) recipe they love?

Considering repurposing some leftover turkey in this one: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recip...

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    fourunder Oct 10, 2012 01:51 PM

    Escarole and Beans......pretty straightforward, but I like to mash half the Cannellini Beans for a bit of creaminess.

    1. hotoynoodle Oct 10, 2012 02:23 PM

      the foundation for a soup like this is excellent stock. if you're not using home-made, buy a good brand without weird junk in it, like kitchen basics.

      i'd skip the carrots and onion and use more garlic as well as tomatoes. squeeze some lemon juice in at the end. a generous dash of red pepper flakes too.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        prima Oct 10, 2012 02:22 PM

        Thanks. I'm using home-made stock, and home-grown tomatoes. ;-)

        1. re: prima
          hotoynoodle Oct 10, 2012 02:24 PM

          phew. :)

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        escondido123 Oct 10, 2012 04:14 PM

        Mine is very basic. Starts with homemade chicken stock. Add cleaned and lightly blanched escarole. Cook thin spaghetti separately. Put pasta in bowls, pour on escarole/stock, pass the Parmgiano. Now if only the weather here would cool down enough for it to be enjoyable.

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        1. re: escondido123
          prima Oct 16, 2012 06:03 AM

          Thanks!

        2. jmcarthur8 Oct 10, 2012 04:38 PM

          I like a combination of chicken, escarole or kale, tortellini and cannellini. With a good grind or two of black pepper and a little dill.

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