Creamy Sauerkraut Soup

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jcam222

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Well between the soup thread and the weather it was time. Scanned the refrigerators for ingredients and came up with this. It’s also a little nod to the Romanian folks who are struggling to have any type of Merry Christmas. As usual with my stuff the soup is keto as well. First up is 24 oz of smoked sausage sliced around 1/4”.
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into my favorite Calphalon pot with about 1/4 stick of butter and 4 cloves minced garlic
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While the sausage is browning I diced a large sweet onion , two green peppers and a couple small daikon (my sub for potatoes)
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Into the pan with the onions and peppers with another T butter.
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Cooked until the onions were translucent and peppers softened. While all this was going on I nuked the Daikon in water for 15 minutes to soften
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Time to whip up 4 cups of chicken broth. I’m a diehard Minors fan.
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Quart of sauerkraut
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1 1/2 t each dried dill and black pepper.
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Add the broth , kraut (including brine) spices and softened cubed Daikon to the pan and bring to simmer
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Measure out a cup of heavy cream and about 3/4 block of cream cheese. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and then immersion blend into the cream.
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Add the cream mixture to the simmering mix. Keep simmering for 15 minutes or so. At the end you can thicken with a little xanthan gum if you like. I used 1/2t. At the very end I added about 1T Splenda , optional but just slightly tempers the acidity of the kraut Really made the flavor pop
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Here it is thickened up and topped with a little parsley.
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I really like this soup. The luscious creamy broth, the tang of the sauerkraut and the smokey sausage are a flavor explosion. Flavortown as Guy Fieri would say. If you love kraut this is a must. Thanks for looking! EDIT: The next day like many cream soups this had thickened up quite a bit. Warming up some added cream and a touch of water to get a nice consistency. Next time I may add an extra cup each of stock and cream and reduce xanthan at the end. As is without adding a little extra liquid it is a thick stew.
 
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Very festive looking soup and sounds delicious Jeff. Creamy and sauerkraut are two food items I never imagined I'd see together in a bowl of soup, but you made it work. Nice Job

Point for sure
Chris
 
Very festive looking soup and sounds delicious Jeff. Creamy and sauerkraut are two food items I never imagined I'd see together in a bowl of soup, but you made it work. Nice Job

Point for sure
Chris
Same here, but im super intrigued! Sounds great!
 
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Booked marked, need to try this sounds and looks great

I'm with cliff. That hits alot of delicious flavor combos. Nice work as usual bud

Very festive looking soup and sounds delicious Jeff. Creamy and sauerkraut are two food items I never imagined I'd see together in a bowl of soup, but you made it work. Nice Job

Point for sure
Chris

Looks and sounds great . That's some good lookin' sausage . What brand ?

This looks great. I'm going to try this. Thanks for posting this Jeff

Same here, but im super intrigued! Sounds great!

Great looking dish, thanks for sharing this!!

That just became a new winter favorite to try, Jeff. Thanks for posting!

Ray
Thanks guys! I will say it is very forward with sauerkraut flavor which I love. My buddy and neighbor loved it as well. If someone wanted to take the tang down some they could skip adding the brine and add an extra cup of chicken broth.
 
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Uncle. You always win on prep, cook, and plating photos.
I am NOT showing this to my wife. She loves the kraut, but not this Norsk.
 
You guys need to stop posting all of these soup recipes, I just don't know which one to start with...:emoji_laughing:

Looks great Jeff and a bunch of flavors we like...
 
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OMG Jeff!! That looks astonishing. I can only imagine the incredible flavors that came through with the variety of ingredients ans spices. That had to be insanely good. Beautiful my friend, just beautiful.

Robert
 
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That looks really good jcam! If only I could talk the rest of the fam into trying the tasty tangy cabbage as I call it!
 
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I have bought those several times. They are really good
Yep for big box store bought they are pretty tasty.
Awesome as always Jeff! Unique and epic soup that makes me want to get some!
Thanks so much Jed
Uncle. You always win on prep, cook, and plating photos.
I am NOT showing this to my wife. She loves the kraut, but not this Norsk.
Thanks for the compliments! Make some for her to score brownie points!
Heck yeah Jeff, that’s flavor town right there. Nice work. Nice write up too.
Thanks! I thought I got a little carried away with pics haha
Looks tasty! And I do have some kraut laying around.....
Thanks Steve ,Yessir would be great with your homemade kraut.
You guys need to stop posting all of these soup recipes, I just don't know which one to start with...:emoji_laughing:

Looks great Jeff and a bunch of flavors we like...
Thanks! Put them in a hat and start drawing lol
OMG Jeff!! That looks astonishing. I can only imagine the incredible flavors that came through with the variety of ingredients ans spices. That had to be insanely good. Beautiful my friend, just beautiful.

Robert
Thanks Robert! It’s definitely off the beaten soup flavors path
That looks really good jcam! If only I could talk the rest of the fam into trying the tasty tangy cabbage as I call it!
My daughters family all hate it lol. She’s thrilled I’m being her this soup and a quart of my kraut.
 
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