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Recipe for family meals :

Creamed Leek Soup

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This Welsh recipe is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb leeks
2 oz butter
1/4 lb roughly chopped onion
1 roughly chopped head celery
5 pt mutton stock
1 oz roughly chopped parsley
1 x salt and pepper
5 oz double cream

Garnish:
diced meat (optional)

Accompaniments:
sippets

Method

  • Clean the leeks thoroughly and then chop them roughly. Set a little of the green aside for garnish.
  • Melt the butter and cook the vegetables in a covered pan without browning them.
  • Add the stock, bring to the boil, and simmer for 1 hour, skimming if necessary.
  • Rub the soup through a sieve or blend in a liquidiser.
  • Re-heat the soup, stir in the parsley, green of leeks and diced meat (if used).
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the cream, correct seasoning, and serve with sippets.

Definition of sippet:
A small piece of toast or bread soaked in gravy or other liquid or used as a garnish

Serves 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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