Saturday, December 24, 2022

Let Us Bring Him Silver and Gold

Vegetable Party Soup!
Why stop at just potato and leek?  After all it's Christmas Eve! Aren't we supposed to bare gifts to the Newborn King?  Why not invite broccoli, kale, carrots, sweet potatoes and ham to the blessed birth?  Allowing this delicious convergence of flavors to meld and soften is key to this heavenly compost. 
Do you Wordle?  I get such a jolt when I get the word on the second guess!

My amped up version of this classic Potato Leek Soup is void of cream but instead allows the starch in the potatoes along with a dollop of sour cream to finish it.  You can simply mash it up in the pot until it becomes thickened and chunky, to your liking.  No need for the immersion blender, we are doing rustic here.

This is the original ingredient list from Once Upon A Chef's site that is updated to include my additions:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large leeks, white and light green parts only, roughly chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 7 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch of curly kale chopped and massaged
  • 2 heads of broccoli chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup of chunked ham
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Green onions, cheddar and sour cream for serving

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