Tuesday, March 16, 2010

speaking of leeks

last night, my Book Group ladies came over for our monthly meeting. it was a bit of a spontaneous decision to have it at my house, and i wasn't planning on making much of an elaborate meal. but it was so wet and rainy and just plain miserable, i thought the ladies who were brave enough to come down the driveway deserved something in the way of a reward.

i foraged around in my fridge, and this quick and delicious soup waiting for them:

Cream of Leek n' Spinach Soup

3 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs minced garlic
6 - 8 leeks, chopped thin
2 bags fresh spinach, baby preferred
2 boxes organic veggie broth
2 cups light cream

croutons for garnish... i like pumpernickel because i think they look nice against the soup.

chop the leeks into thin little rings and saute in the olive oil with the garlic until soft and transparent. add the broth and allow the mixture to come to a slow boil. reduce heat to a simmer. add spinach. when spinach is bright green, add a few tablespoons of broth to the cream. allow to mix, then add cream to soup in small batches. DO NOT ALLOW SOUP TO BOIL once you add the cream. if you wish, you can puree this soup.

only one of us read the book but everyone loved the soup!

6 comments:

faerwillow said...

~sounds interesting...i have honestly never had leeks...l♥ve spinach...what would you say the taste like?!? how sweet though you were to whip up som comforting soup for those brave souls...brightest blessings~

Walk in the Woods said...

Oh Annie, that sounds fabulous - and what a perfect offering for the damp-chill day that we had! I'm sure it was well received and much appreciated!

Healing Woman said...

Love your recipes. I bought the ingredients for the mo jo garlic spread. Can't wait to make it and the soup as well.

Thanks so much for posting.

prashant said...

you were to whip up som comforting soup for those brave souls...brightest blessings~
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Kim said...

Sounds good - can't wait to try it

MAC said...

I've not cooked that much with leeks and this does sound good so I may just have to give it a try.