Goal 37 ) Cook 5 new soup recipes – CHECK!

1) Brocoli Soup
2) Cauliflower soup
3) Bacon & Corn
4) Chicken & Corn
5) Potato & Leek – BELOW!

 

After the lovely delivery man brought me a “medium vegetable box” containing a vegetable that I had to google to check what it was Leek, I thought it was a great opportunity to try to make a Potato & Leek Soup. I’d only ever tasted it once before at a women’s retreat, so really had no idea what I was doing. I also wanted to use up a tin of Evaporated Milk I had sitting in the pantry, so googled to see if I could find a recipe with that in it. BINGO!

 

But I could only find recipes with more than one Leek, a different amount of chicken stock than I had, so I decided since I’m such a pro at cooking that I would modify that recipe.

 

Fry in a little butter:
1 Diced Onion
1 Diced Leek
2 Cloves Minced Garlic (or finely diced)

 

Add roughly 600g of peeled, diced potatoes and fry for a few more minutes

 

Add 500mL Vegetable Stock and boil until potato cooked through
(Original recipe says 750mL Chicken stock, but I wouldn’t have wanted any more than 500mL because I like a thick soup)

 

Eat a Rainbow Paddle Pop

Mash with a potato masher
(Original recipe says to puree, but I liked the idea of having texture to the soup, and not having to wash my food processor!)

 

Mix through a 375mL Can of Evaporated Milk (I used the light one),
season with salt & pepper, and bring to boil.

 

SERVE

Simple, but tasty!