Pork Soup with Escarole

Sometimes things look bare and bleak; Oh yes they might, but it only takes a moment to look a little further to see the miracles that are before your eyes.


Ingredients:

2 carrots – diced
3 stalks celery – chopped
1 small red onion – diced
4-5 cloves of fresh garlic – chopped
¼ cup of fresh parsley – chopped
¼ cup of fresh basil - chopped
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
5-6 cups of chicken broth
2 cups shredded pork (from leftover pork)
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni for soup
Fresh Romano or Parmesan cheese for grating

In a soup pot place the olive oil, carrots, celery, red onion, parsley, basil, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano.  Let this gently simmer for a minute or two until it becomes fragrant.  Add the chicken broth and the shredded pork; simmer on low heat while preparing the escarole. 

Prepare the macaroni as directed; drain and set aside.


For the Escarole:

1 head of escarole – cleaned and cut
4-5 cloves of fresh garlic - chopped
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Clean each leaf of the escarole and cut into pieces. 

In a large frying pan place the olive oil, garlic and seasonings.  Add the escarole and turn the heat on to gently simmer the escarole. 

When the escarole is wilted down, add to the soup along with the chopped garlic and the broth that is formed.

Place the macaroni at the bottom of a soup bowl.  Add a little drizzle of olive oil and top with the soup and grated cheese.

Enjoy with Love,

Catherine
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11 comments:

  1. Good evening - that looks great - I have never made anything like that at all!

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  2. Simple yet looks so warming, with so many veggies! I like it! :)

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  3. I had to look to find out what Escarole was. Turns out it's just a head of lettuce. Sounds like a lovely warming dish!

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  4. Okay, now I'm hungry. I'm always hungry when I come over here and that's a good thing.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine. Big hugs. :)

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  5. Love escarole..............love this recipe. Thanks

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  6. Catherine, This soup is so loaded that its almost a stew! With the garlic and red pepper flakes, the flavors should pop too... Thanks for this simple recipe for a bowl of comfort food. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  7. My kind of soup, chunky, full of flavors and texture!

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  8. I grew up on Escarole Soup, Catherine. We usually had it as a meatless meal. I haven't made it in ages. I love the addition of pork to this Catherine. I must try it.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. What a perfect soup for the cooler weather!

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