Leek and Spinach Soup
Separated in the same bowl

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Soup Recipe: Leek and Spinach Soup Recipe

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Leek and Spinach Soup
created and photographed by Peggy Bucholz www.finedinings.com

Recipe Type:  leek, spinach vegetable, cream

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time:30 min
Servings:8

Ingredients:

2/3 cup leeks, white portion only, thinly sliced
1 small onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2-1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 cups chicken broth
Kosher salt to taste
6 ounces fresh spinach
1 cup heavy cream, divided
1-1/2 cups milk
small ring mould (I use an 8 ounce empty tomato sauce can, cleaned, both ends removed)
8 small potato cubes, peeled and cooked al dente (to insert long chives into)
16 fresh long chives for garnish

Instruction:

Make both soups separately.  

In a saucepan saute leeks and onion in butter until tender but not brown; add potatoes, broth and salt to taste; bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 35 minutes. Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup cream and the milk.  Puree in a food processor and return to saucepan; set aside.

Blanch spinach 1 minute in boiling water; immediately plunge into an ice water bath to stop the cooking; drain and squeeze out excess water; puree in food processor together with 1 cup leek soup and the remaining 1/2 cup cream; add salt and pepper according to taste.

Pour each into separate small saucepans. Both soups can be refrigerated at this point if not serving immediately and reheated before serving.

Insert 2 long chives into each cooked potato cube so that the chives stand up; set aside.

Place a ring mold in the center of a flat bottomed bowl, pour green spinach soup into the center of the mold, leave it in place; pour the leek soup around the outside of the mold. Place a potato cube in center of each bowl. Remove the ring. Repeat this same process until all bowls are filled and serve this unique beautiful gourmet presentation.

Wine recommendation: Chardonnay

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