Cold Leek Soup

    Cold Leek Soup

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    1hour20min


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    Often called "Vichyssoise" this cold leek soup is creamy and loaded with leek, onion and potato. This soup is creamy and delicious. Great in the summer too.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • 2 leeks, well rinsed and diced
    • 1 onion, peeled and diced
    • 30g butter
    • 1 medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 cup (250ml) very thick (45-48%) cream

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Gently fry the diced leeks and onion in butter until soft, about 8 minutes but do not brown.
    2. Add potatoes and stock to the saucepan. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer very gently for 30 minutes.
    3. Puree in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Cool. Gently stir in the cream before serving.

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