Sunday, 12 December 2010

Leek and Potato Soup

Winter has begun in it's full force. Two weeks ago, I came back to Artic condition here. The maximum temperature hardly rose above 0deg C. This is cold, very cold. However, I still continue to cycle to work even in this cold.
After cycling back from the cold condition outside, it's always inviting to have winter warming soup, which I call comfort soup. My diet these days are incline towards soup and broth as it's easy to prepare and can be kept for a week in the fridge. I'll introduce you to leek and potato soup being the seasonal ingredients readily available now.

Leek and potato soup
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 large leeks - chopped
  • 2 large potatoes (about 300 gm)- cubed
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock/chicken stock
  • 1 large white onion-chopped
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a pot, add onion, leeks and potatoes and let it sweat for around 5 minutes. Stir continuosly.
  2. Then pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to low and continue to simmer until the vegetables become tender.
  3. Using a hand blender, blend until smooth. Then stir in the cream, off the heat.
  4. Served hot.
Trust me, this is really easy, comforting for a cold winter's supper and tasty. I find that the soup taste even better the next day. This soup can be easily kept up to a week in the fridge.

Dusting of first snow of this winter season

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