Sunday, December 20, 2009

Alien in the Kitchen - Leeks

Leek and Potato Soup From Cooking with Gil (Green Box)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 leeks, white part only, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200 grams potatoes, roughly cut into 2cm cubes
  • 750mls chicken stock
  • 220ml cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

•Melt the butter in a large pan and add the onion, leek, celery and garlic, cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft, but not browned

•Add the stock and potatoes and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes

•Allow the soup to cool, and puree in a blender or food processor, or use a handheld blender

•If freezing, freeze at this stage, otherwise bring the pan of soup gently back to the boil, and stir in the cream.

•Season with salt and pepper and reheat without boiling, serve garnished with the chives

Produce Inspecktor LittleBit sez veggies is ok.

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