Leeks: Up Close and Personal
There’s nothing like a bowl of piping hot soup to warm you up on a cold day. It’s also the perfect meal to have if you are trying to eat right (and who isn’t especially this time of the year), and watch your weight.
The other day, I made a hearty potato and leek soup- the perfect antidote to the cold weather we have been having lately.
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 leeks (white and pale-green parts only), chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ cup or more of 2% milk (depending on the consistency required)
½ tsp red chilli flakes
A pinch of nutmeg
1 Tbsp butter
Spring onions/scallions for garnishing
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Melt the butter in a large pot; add leeks and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook till leeks soften.
Add the cubed potatoes along with a cup of water. Cover and cook till the potatoes are tender and start to crumble.
Blend the potato-leek mixture well. (I use my immersion blender. It makes life so much easier!)
Add the milk and continue to cook till it becomes thick and creamy.
Garnish with scallions. Proceed to take pictures...err, I mean serve hot! :-)
This is one simple and delicious soup I will be making often.
Other soups on this blog worth trying out:Spicy Cannellini Bean Soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Gingered Carrot and Parsnip Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup
This Potato and Leek Soup goes to:
Lisa @ Lisa’s kitchen for kicking off the event- No Croutons Required.
Sia @ Monsoon Spice for the one-off Ode to Potato event.
DK @ DK’s Culinary Bazaar to celebrate The Potato Fe(a)st.