Friday, January 25, 2008

Potato, Leek & Lentil Soup

For lunch today, I made Potato Leek soup. I actually wanted to make the Asparagus Leek soup that Daphne made. I'm trying to put hubs on a light diet so have to think of stuff that he will like. However, at the market this morning, I couldn't find any asparagus. According to Daphne, it's out of season. I suppose that's why my regular vegetable seller didn't carry them. If I'm not wrong, his veg are usually imported from Oz thus we get lovely broccoli, asparagus, etc.

Since I already picked up some leeks, I was trying to work out in my mind what kind of soup I could make, then remembered the potatos I had back home. So that settled it.

Here's my recipe:

Ingredients:

3 medium potatoes
2 or 3 leeks, chopped (I used 2) - make sure all the sand is washed out properly
500ml stock (I had some chicken stock)
200ml water (I thought the liquid looked too little) - You can also use milk
1 cube of vegetable stock (or chicken even)
1/6 cup red split lentils
1/4 cup cream
salt and pepper to taste
1tbsp butter

Method :

1. Boil potatoes and remove skin when cooked.
2. Bring stock and water to boil, add lentils followed by potatoes. Mash potatoes in stock.
3. Saute leek in butter till translucent. Add to stock.
4. Simmer over medium to low heat. Add salt, pepper and veg cube stock.
5. Add cream and serve with bread.

6 comments:

Jori said...

mmmm...an ultimate comfort food, for sure...

singairishgirl said...

jori - Yes, indeed.

HK Choo said...

wah, think we all in a soup frenzy? what a coincidence, i also 'cooked' chowder :)

so how's the leek soup?

singairishgirl said...

hk choo - Really? Who else is into soup? Not much taste of leek I think must add more, but I don't eat leek so I don't think more is good for me. Haha. But it's quite nice. All gone now. Hubby had for lunch again today.

daphne said...

haha. U have the leek and I have the asparagus LOL. Ya, asparagus is going out of season I think..it's getting abit more expensive (and not looking as good). Hey, I will take potato and leek soup anytime!!

singairishgirl said...

daphne - Haha, actually can get asparagus but I didn't want to bother to go all the way to supermarket just to get one ingredient.