Potato Leek Soup

Appetizer, Lunch

potato leek soupThis is one of the first soup recipes I tried when I was new to Vancouver.  One cold winter day I was craving some soup for dinner, I texted James asking for some suggestions and he replied with this recipe by email.  Like some people say: simple is good, but when we are cooking: simple is delicious; as long as you have the right ingredients and creativity.

Potato Leek soup is one of our favorite soups, and a classic for winter time, This soup is super easy and fast to make.  

Serves 4

Ingredients / ingredientes

  • 1 medium boiling potato / papa mediana hervida
  • 1 garlic clove, minced /  diente ajo molido
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion / cebolla mediana picada
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter / cucharada de mantequilla
  • 2 medium leeks / puerros medianos
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth / tazas de caldo de pollo
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream / cucharadas de crema de leche
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Parsley / cucharadas de parejil
  • 2 to 3 pieces of Smoked salmon / pedazos de salmón ahumado

Instructions / Instrucciones

  • Peel potato and dice fine. In a saucepan cook garlic and onion in butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until onion is softened.  Add potato and leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.  Stir in broth and simmer, uncovered until potato is very tender / Pelar la papa y cortarla en cuadritos. Poner la mantequilla en una olla a fuego medio y cocinar la cebolla y ajo, hasta que esten blandos. Luego colocar las papas y los pueros y cocinarlos por 2 minutos. Agregar el caldo y dejar hervir hasta que estén blandos.

potato leek soup

  • Transfer the soup to a blender or use an immersion blender and purée the until very smooth, after this please transfer yo a saucepan.  Stir in cream, parsley and salt and pepper to taste and heat over moderate heat, until hot / Transferir la sopa a la licuadora y licuarla hasta que este suave. Luego trasferir a una olla agregando la crema de leche, perejil o cebollino y sal y pimienta al gusto sobre fuego lento hasta calentar completamente la sopa.

blending the soup

  • Garnish with pieces of smoked salmon and sprinkle with extra parsley or some chopped chives.  Serve hot /  Colocar los pedazos de salmón ahumado sobre la sopa y colocar cebollino o perejil picado tambien y servir caliente.

potato leek soup provecho!