Burns Night cock-a-leekie soup recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • 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.

    Top tip for making Burns Night cock-a-leekie soup

    Top tip: Serve as a starter to haggis with mashed neeps and tatties.

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