Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Warm Up With Irish Potato Leek Soup

Friday, January 8, 2016

Warm Up With Irish Potato Leek Soup

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For the past few months, I've been branching out, trying to sample foods I have never had before. Some things I find that I love, and others... not so much. I remember watching Rachel Ray use leeks in a lot of her recipes, and for some reason, the name just immediately turned me off. Nothing good is ever associated with a leak, so let's just skip that. But, in my recent quest to expand my palate, I recently decided to give them a try. I came across this Irish Potato Leek Soup on Golden Blossom Honey that piqued my curiosity. I love all things Irish (even married into an Irish family) so, why not give it a try?


The leek and potato mixture was a winner! However, I'm not sure I am a huge fan of the pureed consistency of the soup. Yes, I know that's how it's served, but maybe next time I'll puree just the leeks with the rest of the ingredients and throw the potatoes in last for a chunkier soup. Overall, it's a great soup to warm up with on a cold winter day!

Ingredients
1 pound leeks, root ends and tops trimmed
3 Tablespoons butter
1 pound golden potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
6 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

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27 comments:

  1. yep, if you put a cup of cooking cream in it, it would ad to the taste and make it more liquid :) Leeks are like onions, you can fry them with anything, they only scare me because they're so huge, scares me I won't know how to use them all :)
    I wish me was married into an Irish family :)

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    1. Yeah, it needed to either be thinned out or extra chunky. I like the idea of adding some cooking cream. I bet some almond milk might even taste good in it too!

      Dahlink (with a k lol) there's still time to meet a nice Irish hunk and settle down. I'll keep my eyes peeled for you ;)

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  2. Nice recipe Theresa!!! I would love to try this out, but I'm un sure if we even get leek here ;)

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    1. Thanks Z! I'm not sure which country they are bountiful in. I'll have to go research this now :)

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  3. I haven't had soup of any kind in like 20 years or more lol

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    1. That's cause you are a weirdo ;) Joking, joking. I don't eat it too often because sometimes it flares my autoimmune disorder, but I will indulge in a bowl here and there.

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  4. potatoes and leeks are one of my fave..but I never try one with honey..It must be yuuum..

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    1. It really is. I find potatoes and leeks are both a little bland in flavor, but the honey added a touch of sweetness to the soup.

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  5. This looks so tasty! I just had potato soup here at work. You know how you're not supposed to warm things up in styrofoam? There's a reason for that. My bowl was all warped! I'm sure this soup was nothing compared to yours. Yours looks so good! I thought the one my co-worker made was bland!

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    1. Oh, No! I hope it didn't leak all over the microwave! That would have been a pain to clean. Also, don't heat Nutella in the microwave unless you remove every last strip of that damn foil they stick on the jar. Learned the hard way when it went POP POP POP in mine ;)

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  6. I think I'm going to make potato soup tonight there is nothing better then a nice cup of soup on a cold winter day like today.

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  7. This looks so yummy. I have never had Irish Potato Leak soup, but I would like to try it.

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  8. Oh, that looks so smooth and creamy! I haven't had anything with leek in it in quite some time!

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  9. Ooh, that looks delicious! I would love a nice hot bowl right now!

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  10. I rarely eat leeks, but they have a great flavor. This sounds yummy.

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  11. I have actually never tried leeks. I'd be willing to give this a try.

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  12. This sounds like a great soup. I heard the Irish people have great recipes and dishes.

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  13. Yum now this sounds like a really great soup. I've been on a huge soup kick lately and love trying new ones. My family would love this! - Jeanine

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  14. I've been making this soup without the honey. I bet it made the soup tastier. I'm going to try this.

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  15. Ahhhhh you have touched the Irish in me. I LOVE potatoes!

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  16. Oh yum! I wonder what this taste like. I've made potato soup before but never with leek.

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  17. Actually, I would love to try leeks. Lol this soup looks very yummy for a night like tonight.

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  18. Love this soup! It's so delicious to have during the winter months! I love it with warm bread on the side

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  19. There's a leak/leek in the boat, there's a leek in the boat, lol (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the one-liner that cracked me up. ;) ).

    I would try the soup. I love potato soup.

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  20. This is exactly the kind of soup recipe that is perfect for warming you up on a cold winter day. I would love to enjoy this one after work one of these days.

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  21. I love potato soup but I have never had leeks before. Sounds like a healthy combination!

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  22. Soups are always my preferred choice for winter season to keep myself warm & healthy & this looks like a yummy soup that is easy to prepare. We love anything with Chicken & Potato & I am going to try this one during a weekend.

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