KIS. Soup

Keep ISimple:   Soup
I wanted to show how easy it is to make soup, that’s why I’ve called it Kis (Keep It Simple) based on what I had in the fridge and store cupboard.
My list of ingredients consisted of:
4 Medium potatoes
3 carrots
1 Parsnip
1 Large Leek
3 Small Onions ( 1 White 2 Red)
Homemade Chicken Stock from the freezer( You can substitute this with water and a good quality stock cube or two)

Method
1) Roughly chop all the vegetables keeping the Onions and Leeks separate.
2) In a large pan heat some Olive Oil then add the chopped Leeks and Onions and gently simmer until lightly cooked.
3) Add all the remaining roughly chopped vegetables and enough chicken stock to just cover all the vegetables. Seasoning can be added later.

4) Simmer until all the vegetables are cooked, about 20 – 30 minutes depending on how roughly you chopped them up.

5) When cooked, allow to cool a little, then, with care, blend the soup. My hand blender was a very inexpensive one from a leading supermarket.

6) This is the point at which you taste the soup. Is it thin enough? Is it seasoned enough? The parsnip has given it a little sweetness and for my taste I added salt and pepper and a little more hot water to thin it down a bit more, but we like our soup thick and hearty. Adding a little cream or wine will give this soup an extra special flavour if you wish. Again, do it to your taste.

7) Serve and enjoy.

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