Brothy Leek Soup Recipe?
I've just discovered the lusciously delicate flavor of leeks and would love to make some sort of soup with it. However, the only recipes I see are creamy or potato-y. My favorite soups usually always feature a really great broth (which I have in my freezer). Anyone have a delicious, brothy leek soup recipe for me?
Your help is much appreciated!
Well, of course, there's the famous Leek Soup from "French Women Don't Get Fat", at http://frenchwomendontgetfat.com/content/leek-soup-kick-weekend Couldn't be simpler, and there's no reason you couldn't substitute broth for the water.
If you're looking for something more interesting, soupsong.com has some recipes that might suit you, including:
Welsh Leek Soup (Cawn Cennin): http://www.soupsong.com/zh3.html
Japanese Miso Soup with Tofu and Leeks, http://www.soupsong.com/rmiso1.html
Lemony Lentil Soup with Leeks and Scallops, http://www.soupsong.com/rlentil5.html
Japanese Clear Soup with Chicken and Leeks, http://www.soupsong.com/rsuimon2.html
Cock-a-Leekie Soup, http://www.soupsong.com/rcockale.html
I wasn't being facetious. Seriously, try just chopping up some leeks and simmering them in good broth 'til they're tender. It's simple, but there's nothing wrong with that.
If you want to go further, float a slice of baguette on the top. Maybe top it with cheese. You can even brown the cheese under the broiler.
Braised lentils or white beans could add a little texture. Greens might work, too. And what about some sliced duck breast?
Fact is, asking what to do with leeks and broth is like asking what to do with paint and canvas. It's not that