Thursday, July 7, 2011

Winter Warmer - Potato, Leek & Garlic Soup

This winter warmer soup is so velvety and full of goodness.

Garlic contains allicin, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and selenium and has antibacterial & antimicrobial properties.

Mostly it's just delicious so use the Gorgeous Garlic recipe to make a sweet puree that you can add to this dish.

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 leeks, green stalk removed, sliced
2 tablespoons of garlic puree
2 celery sticks, diced
700ml stock or water
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
salt to taste

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
Add the leeks, garlic & celery and a pinch of salt, cook gently for 5 - 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened but not colored.

Add the potatoes, water or stock and salt to taste.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Puree the soup using a stick wizz until all solids have been liquidised.
Taste and adjust salt & pepper to suit.

Serve with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley, chervil or tarragon.

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