Broccoli, Leak and Potato Soup for Autumn and Winter
Make a Broccoli , Leak and Potato soup. This is a larger amount, for about 6 people.
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 large leeks, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 3 potatoes, cubed
- 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander/ or a handful of fresh coriander.
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 3 green onions, chopped (optional), or chives.
I chop the onion, celery stick and the leaks and fry this medley with the bacon in a bit of olive oil and the butter. Boil a few potatoes unless you have some left over already cooked in your fridge. When this is done, put to the side.
I steam the broccoli lightly. Set aside.
I then put it all inside Chef Tony Blender and add;
The chicken stock, milk, the herbs, fennel, coriander and salt and pepper .
Blend- Blend- Blend…to your heart’s content. The more you blend the smoother your soup will be, obviously.
Heat up on stove and let it simmer and then serve with sliced spring onions, chives or top with roasted garlic.