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.
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Last modified on: January 17th 2021

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

Arrange 4 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 800 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 5 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 1 onion and chop.

Prepare 2 leeks and chop.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Melt 50 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 1 litre 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 2 tablespoons 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
2,242 Kcal or 9,387 Kj67 gr106 gr173 gr
112 %26 %10 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
85 Kcal or 356 Kj3 gr4 gr7 gr
4 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
374 Kcal or 1,566 Kj11 gr18 gr29 gr
19 %4 %2 %4 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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Brussels sproutsBrussels sprouts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sautéed Green Vegetables, Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon, Oven-roasted Sprouts, Chicken Brussels pie, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, ... All
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