Seafood Soup with Kale and Potatoes

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Seafood Soup with Kale and Potatoes
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A Caldo Verde, or "green soup," is traditionally made with sausage and loads of potatoes. Our lighter seafood version is nourishing and satisfying with protein-rich scallops and calcium-packed kale.

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4
Servings
438
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 large leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 6 Cups low-sodium fish stock or chicken broth
  • 4 small new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 Pound halibut, grouper or monkfish fillets, cut into large piece
  • 12 sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium pot. Add bacon, if using, and leeks and cook until softened but not browned. Add stock or broth, potatoes, and kale and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Add fish and simmer for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove and discard bacon. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season scallops all over with salt and pepper and cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes per side. Ladle soup into bowls, top with scallops, and serve.

Seafood Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Seafood Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Protein
46g
93%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
284µg
32%
Vitamin B12
4µg
59%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.1%
Vitamin C
74mg
100%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
376µg
100%
Calcium
123mg
12%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
115µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
115µg
29%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
88mg
22%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
32%
Phosphorus
551mg
79%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1201mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.4%
Sodium
1722mg
72%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18%
Zinc
2mg
10%