Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup

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    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup

    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup


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    About this recipe: This soup is deliciously thick and creamy. Bacon is simmered with leeks, broccoli, potatoes, celery, milk and chicken stock. Serve with crusty bread rolls for dinner or lunch.

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 30g butter
    • 3 large leeks, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 3 maris piper potatoes, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 275g broccoli florets
    • 600ml full fat milk
    • 3 spring onions, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Stir the bacon and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until the bacon has turned golden brown and released its fat, about 7 minutes. Add the butter, leeks, onion and celery. Cook and stir until the leeks have softened, about 7 minutes.
    2. Pour in the chicken stock, potatoes, herbes de Provence, coriander, fennel, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are just beginning to turn tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and simmer 5 minutes. Add the milk and continue simmering until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.
    3. Pour the soup into a liquidiser, filling the jug no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the liquidiser with a folded tea towel and carefully start the liquidiser, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a hand blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper; sprinkle with chopped spring onions to serve.
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    This soup was delicious but was too hot for my children. Next time I will only add half a tablespoon of black pepper! I also added a bit of fresh lemon juice to serve.  -  19 Mar 2014


    Me and partner made this awesome but great with a hint of lemon juice  -  11 Nov 2012


    Made this soup with young kids & they can b fussy when it comes to homemade soup, but they all loved it  -  02 Aug 2010

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