Cock a Leekie Soup

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr

Cock a Leekie Soup is a Scottish peasant dish with many regional variations, some which goes back as far as the 16th century. Some cooks add chopped grilled bacon, some use beef stock, some add Jamaican pepper and many suggest offering stewed prunes with the finished dish. From britishfoods.about.com. Posted for ZWT6.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Put the chicken in a pot with enough water to more than cover.
  2. Add 6 leeks.
  3. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 1 hour or until the chicken is falling off the bone.
  4. Remove the chicken and reserve.
  5. Strain the stock into a fresh pot, add the rice and cook in a covered pot for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the grated carrots and the remainder of the chopped leeks and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  7. Taste for intensity of flavour and, if necessary, reduce further to increase the taste.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Chop a little of the reserved chicken and add to the finished soup.
  10. Note: The reserved chicken is sometimes served as a separate course with mealie or boiled potatoes and a very strong sauce or perhaps yellow mustard.
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The soup was so easy to make and very flavorful, though I added a diced turnip that needed to be used up. I put a little of the chicken in and reserved the rest for a different dish for that night's meal. I will make this again. Thanks for posting.