Troubles go down better with soup

Leek and garlic soup

Recipe (4 servings) ingredients:

  • 2 leek white stalks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 1L chicken broth
  • 25g salted butter
  • 100ml liquid cream
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • 6 prosciutto slices (optional)

Peel the garlic cloves, cut them in 2 and remove the green shoot core (germ) from each clove by using a sharp knife. Apparently the inner part of the garlic is the one which can cause indigestion problems. Place the garlic halves into a casserole pot, cover them with the olive oil and let simmer over low heat. Once the cloves attain a golden caramel color, remove them and let them cool down.

Preheat the oven at 180°C. Layer the prosciutto slices on a baking sheet and bake them for about 10 minutes, until they become crispy. Remove them and let them cool down on a paper towel to absorb grease.

Peel the potatoes, wash them well and cut them into small dices. Remove the ends of the leeks, as well as the top green parts. Slice the white stalks in half and rinse them well with cold water. Afterwards, chop them into small pieces. 

In the casserole pot, which contains the olive oil remaining from frying the garlic cloves, melt the salted butter. Add the chopped leeks and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the chicken broth, the chopped potatoes and the garlic halves, and season with salt and pepper. Cover the casserole pot and bring to boil. Low the heat to medium and let cook for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables become soft. 

Blend the ingredients using a high speed blender until a homogeneous thick texture is reached. Add the liquid cream and mix well. Serve warm together with a crispy prosciutto slice on top.

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Enjoy !!

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so appetising and professional bless your hands dear

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    1. Your comment just made my Sunday better 🙂

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      1. Love your work dear really learn from you ❤❤❤❤❤😇😇

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  2. chefkreso says:

    Great recipe! I love soup, it’s my comfort food 😁

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    1. Thank you so much !
      Totally agree with you: easy, quick and comforting ! 🙂

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  3. Great recipe! I pinned it.

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  4. Jathan Fink says:

    Marios, this looks delicious and combines many of our favorite flavors in one dish. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing. 😁

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    1. Tha k you so much for your nice comment ! I can’t wait to have your feedback once you ve tried it!!!

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  5. Looks great. Have you tried it with wild garlic?

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    1. Thanks a lot!! No i have never tried wild garlic..! I should i guess!?

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  6. Think it’ll chance the colour but I’m gonna try both, thanks for a great recipe mate

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  7. Wonderful – garlic is so cleansing! Do you use single or double cream? Tom

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    1. Hello Tom!
      I used single cream!

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  8. Looks good 🙂 and the colours ….Bellissimo!

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    1. Oh thank you so much!!!!

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  9. I love soup with leeks!

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    1. Me too!! It was delicious and super easy!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      The taste was even better 😊

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  10. loveandumami says:

    Great photo! This looks like something we’ll have to try. Simply delicious looking!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for your kind comment!!!! Hope u ll try and enjoy!

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