Burns Night cock-a-leekie soup Recipe

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serves:

4-6

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Total Time:

00:25

Prep:

00:05

Cooking:

00:20

Traditionally, cock-a-leekie soup is eaten to celebrate Burns Night. Why not serve as a starter to haggis or have a big bowl as the main meal.

Ingredients

  • 6 leeks, washed, trimmed and thickly sliced (1in slices)
  • 1ΒΌ lt (1250ml) strong chicken stock
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 150ml whipping cream, to thicken
  • Garni of bay leaf, parsley, thyme (you'll find this in the herb section at supermarkets)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish:
  • Prunes (optional)

Method

  • Bring the stock to the boil with the herb garni, then add the leeks, reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 mins or untill the leeks are cooked.

  • Whisk in the butter and season to taste.

  • At the end stir in the cream and prunes (if liked), take off the heat and serve into soup bowls immediately.

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