Tuesday, June 15, 2010

comfort soup

Originally uploaded by ninevah
Today's very simple recipe is a favourite I used to make when I was living on campus at University. It's from a tiny Gabriel Gate recipe book and is super easy and super quick to make.

Leek & Chicken Soup


2 chicken fillets
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon butter
2 medium leeks, finely sliced
1 carrot, diced
1 medium potato, diced
8 cups chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup corn kernels
2 tablespoon parsley (optional)
crusty bread to serve


1. Cut chicken into very small pieces and toss in a bowl with soy sauce.

2. Heat butter in a non stick fry pan and stir fry leeks for 2 minutes. Add carrot and stir fry for 1 minute.

3. Add potato and chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.

4. Blend half the soup to a puree and return the pureed soup to the pan.

5. Add corn kernels and simmer for 5 minutes.

6. Add chicken pieces to hot soup and leave on gentle heat for 5 minutes without boiling it. Stir in parsley and serve.

Serves 6

Note: I find using a bamix in the pot to blend it, rather than remove portions in batches to puree, much easier.