Monday, January 18, 2010

Potato, Leek and Chorizo Soup


I am so glad that winter is here, I am a soup making fool! I have made Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup as well as Potato, Leek and Cauliflower Soup previously, and wanted to make something different with one of my favorite ingredients, Leeks!

We shopped for our veggies last weekend at our local Farmers Market, and I purchased two huge and absolutely gorgeous leeks! I had some Chorizo and Potatoes at home, and decided to make soup!

The Chorizo gave the soup a gorgeous color and taste and the final product was quite delicious. I made cornbread, jalapeno, cheese muffins to go along with the soup and I had one satisfied husband!

3 medium or 2 large leeks, white and light green parts only, ends removed and sliced thinly
1 12oz tube of Mexican Chorizo
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
10 cups of chicken stock (homemade if you have it)
3 medium russett potatoes, scrubbed and diced into cubes
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream or whole milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Franks Red Hot

Place your Chorizo in a large soup pot and cook until it essentially disintegrated, it will leak lots of red oil, remove what bits you can and set aside, pour out all but about 2 tbl of the oil

In the meantime, place your leeks into a bowl of cold water and swirl them around to remove the dirt, it will settle at the bottom of the bowl, remove and drain on a paper towel

Add your leeks and onion, and sweat them until they become limp and somewhat translucent

Add your chicken stock, and spices, bring to a boil, then add in your potatoes and cook until they are fork tender

Using a blender or an immersion blender, work the soup until it is smooth and creamy

Add your heavy whipping cream and Franks Red Hot (to taste), bring to a simmer and serve

23 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I would eat anything with chorizo..

eatingindallas said...

That sounds fantastic!

A Year on the Grill said...

i love chorizo, and to top it off with cornbread!!!

wonderful!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have recently found out how much i like leeks and how versitile they are. Using them in the soup with chorizo sounds wonderful Cheryl. My husband and I would definitely love this soup!

teresa said...

mmm, i have never even had chorizo, but i bet it's absolutely wonderful in this soup!

tamilyn said...

Looks spicy and warm!

Maria said...

Mmmm! Very warming and comforting!

"Guppy" Honaker said...

That soup looks like a little bit of heaven! Yummm.

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Sophie said...

Hello Cheryl dear,

This soups is realy something for me & my husbnad! We love chorizo in anything!!
MMMMM,...yum yum yum!

Donna-FFW said...

Hi You!
The soup sounds delicious, the photo is GORGEOUS! Didja get a new setup? I love soup weather also. I find myself trying a new one every week.

Debbie said...

Sounds wonderful Cheryl. I think I would love this soup. This would be great later this week since we will be having another cold spell and possibly snow - Oh no!

Pam said...

What a rich and delicious soup Cheryl - perfect for these cold and windy days.

Kathleen said...

Oh boy this sounds good. Perfect for a cold and rainy evening like tonight!

Paula said...

Okay - couple things:
First, I love the soup. The color is gorgeous, especially in that white bowl, and I love the chorizo-potato-cream flavor goin-on.
Second, where oh where is an open Farmer's Market this time of year?

How's little Bella doing?

Lynda said...

Wow, this looks delicious and with that cornbread, you've got a killer meal!
I'm jealous that you have a farmers market this time of year.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks great. This soup has most of my favorites in it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum!!!

Velva said...

Chorizo has a way of bringing soup to a new level. I have no doubt that this soup was delicious.

Sarah said...

I love soup - this looks delicious. Can't wait to try it.

Gabe's Girl said...

I love soup. Soup, soup, soup. Wonderful soup! I have never cooked with leeks. I like them too, but never think to buy them!

Admin said...

Looks great and very delicious soup and i love chorizo. Great and thank you for sharing....

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Looks amazing! Thanks for this healthy soup recipe. I will make it soon.

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