This Week It's Leeks
Posted by Doris Romeo on Jul 9, 2006 - 1:52:00 PM
Leeks are my favorite type of onion - they are very versatile, a natural diuretic and full of flavor.
Leek potato soup
5 Yukon gold potatoes cut into quarters 3 med. size leeks, sliced (white part only) 1/2 white onion chopped 1 clove garlic minced 2 T. butter or margarine 5 cups vegetable stock (recipe follows) Salt and pepper to taste
10 cups distilled water The peel of 6 potatoes, washed well 3 carrots unpeeled, washed 2 slices fennel 1/2 head of cabbage (Savoy preferred) 1 ear of corn 2 leeks 1 small onion peeled 2 cloves peeled whole garlic 1/2 cauliflower 1/2 bunch dill 1/2 bunch parsley 1/2 bunch cilantro
Bring all the ingredients to a boil, lower the flame and simmer for one hour, adding water if needed. Pour through a sieve, saving mass to use for soups or gravies. Salt or pepper is added later when making the soups. Any vegetables you like can be used; the secret is to simmer for a long time.
Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.