the last of the leeks

oh yeah... the final winter vegetables before we hit full on summer fun!

Leek Soup

3 lbs leeks, just the pale green bits & white, cleaned and sliced
3 shallots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
3 cups chicken stock
3 cups water
1 large parsnip, chopped & steamed
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup fresh marjoram leaves
1/2 cup soy cream cheese

In large soup pot, saute leeks, shallots, celery with salt & pepper in olive oil for 5 - 10 minutes until soft. Add steamed parsnip, stock, water and bay leaf and simmer until tender. Add marjoram and simmer a few more minutes. Remove bay leaf.

Blend soup in batches carefully, return to pot and whip in the soy cream cheese. Season with salt & pepper & serve. Will sprinkled his with marjoram, paprika and pepper before he took this photo for me. Thanks Will :)

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