Sunday, August 08, 2010

Leftover Soup

My mom had some friends over last Sunday and she made too much food. On Tuesday, she dropped off some leftover (cooked) sausage and chicken. I didn't think I had much time left to safely use them, so I made soup. It came out really well.

1/2 lb (or more) of diced sausage links
1 lb of diced chicken
2 large diced Spanish onion
2 cups diced carrots
1 stalk of celery diced
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups of whole wheat pasta (I used fusilli, but Orzo would be good -but only use a cup or maybe less)
9 cups of water
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 cloves of garlic (diced)
2 bay leaves (whole)

1. Add a splash of oil in a pot, heat it on low and when hot, add the onions. After a few minutes, add the garlic, carrots, and celery.
2. Add the chicken and sausage. Mix everything up and let it sit for another 4 minutes.
3. Add the water, the chicken cube, the soy sauce, and the Worcestershire sauce, the bay leaves, and I like to add a splash of hot sauce but that's optional. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot
4. Add salt to taste. TAKE OUT THE BAY LEAVES. While still boiling, add the pasta (cook as directed).
5. After pasta is cooked, shut off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes.