Hearty leek and sprout soup


Hearty leek and sprout soup
The method for this rustic winter soup is anything but typical: the sprouts are first roasted in the oven, before being mixed with the leeks (pre-cooked with onions) and simmered in chicken stock.

Served with morsels of crispy ham, the full-on flavour is sure to hit the mark.
12K 5 3.4
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Last modified on: January 17th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:SoupLeeksBrussels sproutsHamFriedHeartyCountrySmoothRustic
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Arrange 2 slices smoked ham on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until the slices are well browned and crisp when cooled.

Set aside, leaving the oven on.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Peel 400 g Brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthways (tip: start this while the ham is cooking).

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Put in a bowl with salt and pepper, then pour 3 tablespoons olive oil over.

Mix well.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Take the ham off the baking sheet and spread out the sprouts on it (let's reuse as much as we can).

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Roast for 20-30 minutes until nicely browned.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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Prepare ½ onion and chop.

Prepare 1 leek and chop.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Melt 25 g butter in a large pan. When good and hot, add the chopped onion.

Salt, pepper, mix and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Add the leeks and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Add the sprouts, mix again and add 500 ml chicken stock.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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Take off the heat, add 1 tablespoon cream and blend thoroughly.

Stage 13
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Serve piping hot in bowls, garnished with morsels of crispy ham.
Remarks
The sprouts can be cooked in advance, even the day before.

The quantities of vegetables are for guidance, so do adapt these to suit your own taste.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge in a sealed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,189 Kcal or 4,978 Kj33 gr53 gr94 gr
59 %13 %5 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
91 Kcal or 381 Kj3 gr4 gr7 gr
5 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
396 Kcal or 1,658 Kj11 gr18 gr31 gr
20 %4 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 3 people : 3.84 €
  • Per person : 1.28 €

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Source
Home made.
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