Spicy leek and potato soup
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Spicy leek and potato soup

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Serves 4

Delicious and easy comfort food. Popular with everybody. Very good when made in advance and reheated.

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  • Soup
  • 2 Leeks, washed and chopped
  • 1kg Potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green chili, finely chopped
  • 3tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 2tbsp Vegetable / Olive oil
  • 1 litre Vegetable Broth
  • Splash of soya milk / milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Garlic Bread
  • 1 long baguette, brown or white, cut in 1/2 inch slices very nearly cutting through to the bottom but not quite.
  • 100g butter/margarine
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed or extremely finely chopped


    1. Start off by boiling potatoes until you can easily break one in half with a fork. Drain.
    2. In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium-high heat, and when hot add onions and saute for 3-4 mins, then add garlic and chili and saute for a further minute.
    3. Next add the leeks and cook for 5-6 minutes. When leeks start to go tender add the potatoes and stock.
    4. Bring it to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for fifteen minutes.
    5. Preheat the oven to 200C. Taste the soup and add soya sauce, milk and salt and pepper if desired.
    6. Thoroughly mix together the butter and garlic and spread it on each slice of the baguette. Cook for 15-20 minutes. When all brought together making a lovely meal!

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`Peter James
13th Mar, 2018
Turned an average soup into a treat. Might have been my accidentally doubling the chili. I decided to use light Soy sauce (dark too overpowering I thought). I also mashed the potatoes up roughly in the pot and added a chopped carrot as well for a bit of colour mainly. Going to do the garlic bread next time (I think that goes in the oven only).
2nd Nov, 2008
This was my second time in the kitchen making a soup. It turned out fine for me. However, I didn't find the recipe easiest to follow as the instruction given to heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius whilst adding more ingredients to the soup threw me a little. I also used a hand blender to liquidise the soup - was I supposed to do that?
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