Monday, June 7, 2010

Extremely Easy Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

I love veggie, but somehow I really hate creamy mushroom, asparagus or broccoli soup. Aaack...... That earthy, complicated taste is so revolting! 
But leek is different. It has a 'simple' and crisp flavour, sometimes a tinge of spiceness, like mild flavoured onions. And so I tried different leek soup recipes : creamy; red ( with tomatoes); clear consommé and I landed with one I think is extremely easy to prepare, and brings out the essence of leek.

Make good use of your blenders!


1 tbsp vegetable oil 
1 onion, sliced
225g/8oz potatoes, cubed
2 medium leeks,sliced
1.2 litres/2 pints vegetable stock 
150ml/5fl oz double cream or crème fraîche 
salt and freshly ground black pepper 

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions, potatoes and leeks. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften.
  2. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Season well and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Whizz with a hand blender or in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean pan, stir in the cream or crème fraîche, heat through and serve.