Monday, September 19, 2011

Lovage Soup

I am eager to try this soup, it sounds delicious!

Lovage Soup

*2 tbsp. butter
*2 medium onions, finely chopped
*2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
*4 tbsp. finely chopped lovage leaves
*3.5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
*1 cup milk or cream
*grated nutmeg, salt, and pepper

1) Melt the butter in a heavy pan and gently saute the onions and diced potatoes for 5 minutes until soft.
2) Add the chopped lovage leaves and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the stock, bring to a boil, season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer gently until the potatoes are soft (approx. 15 minutes)
3) Puree' the soup with a food processor or blender and return to a pan. Blend in the milk or cream, sprinkle with nutmeg and heat through. Do not boil or the milk/cream will curdle! Adjust seasoning to taste.  Serve the soup either hot or cold. Enjoy!

Recipe found in: Jekka McVicar, The Complete Herb Book, pg. 145.

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