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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

chick peas and leeks

Hi Patricia, I am one of those people who tend to throw stuff together and rarely measure anything. So getting recipes from me can be a problem, but I did make this soup and loved it. I find between your recipes and the internet there are lots of choices of what to do with our veggies.

Chickpea and Leek Soup

  • 12 oz chickpeas, soaked overnight in water
  • 1 medium potato, peeled
  • 6 leek, finely, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely, sliced
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 850 ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 handful parmesan cheese, grated
  • extra virgin olive oil

Chickpea and Leek Soup

  1. Rinse the soaked chickpeas, cover with water, and cook with the potato until tender.
  2. Remove the outer skin of the leeks, slice lengthways from the root up, wash carefully and slice finely.
  3. Warm a thick-bottomed pan, and add the tablespoon of oil and the knob of butter. Add the leeks and garhc to the pan, and sweat gently with a good pinch of salt until tender and sweet.
  4. Add the drained chickpeas and potato and cook for 1 minute. Add about two-thirds of the stock and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Purée half the soup in a food processor and leave the other half chunky this gives a lovely smooth comforting feel but also keeps a bit of texture.
  6. Now add enough of the remaining stock to achieve the consistency you like. Check for seasoning, and add Parmesan to taste to round off the flavours.
  7. This is classy enough for a starter, but I like it best for lunch in a big bowl with a good drizzle of my best peppery extra virgin olive oil, a grinding of black pepper and an extra sprinkling of Parmesan.

    © Jamie Oliver 2002


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