Yucca Soup with Sausage and Chard

I love soups! In winter then it is perfect. But even in other seasons, soups and broths are part of that category of "comfort food", that is, that food that brings affective memories, food from mother and grandmother, you know? And we feed our bodies with nutrients and also the mind.

This soup I had been wanting to make for a while and living here in the USA, the manioc or yucca I find here is a little bit drier, but still it is worth it! ;)

But you must be thinking "is yucca soup with sausage healthy?". Well, as I have mentioned a few times in other posts, being healthy is variable. Maybe you consider the low carb diet healthy for you and then this soup is not low carb. Maybe you don't eat meat and then this soup wouldn't be for you.

But one thing is certain. If you use fresh food, if possible organic, animal proteins of a good source, good fats and you make your own food, well you will be feeding your body in a healthy way!

Well, but enough of talking and let's go to this divine soup!

Ingredients for 4 bowls:

  • 2 cups peeled yucca

  • 2 cups of sausage cut into slices (the type you want, I used chicken with Gruyère cheese)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cups kale cut into strips

  • 2 cloves of minced garlic

  • 1 large chopped onion

How to make: 

First of all you need to peel the yucca and cook it. There is a very simple way to do it: 

Cut the yucca into 3 or 4 pieces. Then make a small cut in the length and fit the knife. Then take a complete turn making the peel come off without difficulty. 

Then wash the yucca after peeling. 

Cut it in half and remove the fiber from the inside. 

Place the yucca in a pan, cover with filtered water and add a tablespoon of salt. Cook for 30 minutes. When the water gets thicker and the yucca is soft and starts to open, it will be at the right point.

Then, take this cooked yucca and transfer it to the blender with the water and beat until it forms a cream. Reserve.

In a large saucepan melt the butter and add the onion and sauté for about 6 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the sausage and let it fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Add the yucca cream to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring well to mix everything.

Finally, add the chard and stir for about 3 minutes. Serve immediately!

Oh and you can serve it with Parmesan cheese.

Then tell me how it was leaving your comment below.

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