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Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Leek Soup

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceThe New Covent Garden A Soup for Everyday cookbook
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

The broccoli really gives depth and earthiness to this creamy soup.

Ingredients

50 g
butter
2
potatoes (Medium - peeled and diced)
3
leeks (Washed and finely sliced)
845 ml
Vegetable stock
200 g
Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Washed and trimmed)
200 ml
milk

Instructions

1. Melt half the butter in a large saucepan, add the potatoes and 2 of the leeks. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, without browning.

2. Add the stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Add the broccoli and cook for a further 8-10 minutes.

4. Remove from the heat and blend until smooth.

5. Add the milk, season to taste, then reheat gently.

6. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a frying pan and fry the remaining leek, until lightly caramelised.

7. Serve the soup with the fried leek sprinkled on top.