Soup is not meant just for those cold winter nights in our opinion here at TRJ. As the nights get colder and you restrain yourself from touching the heat dial; take a few minutes and make this simple, yet delicious, soup recipe from Kate McMillian’s book “Soup of the Day: 365 recipes for every day of the year”.
When I saw this cookbook I instantly snagged it as a self-proclaimed soup head. This book has practically every soup you could think of and they are all soup-er (see what I did there) easy and delicious.
As with all recipes, prep all of your chopping and ingredients ahead of time to make the process move smoothly.
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Leeks, white and pale green parts, chopped
- 2 Russet Potatoes, peeled and finely diced
- 4 cups Chicken Broth
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 tbsp chopped Dill
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 lb (125 g) Smoked Salmon, chopped
- In a large, heavy pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are very soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Return to the pot and stir in the heavy cream and dill. Return the soup to a gentle boil, turn off the heat, and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve garnished with the smoked salmon