Shakespeare's Leek Soup

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Recipe by ChefLee

Shakespeare writes a long part about leeks in his play Henry V. This vegetable has been celebrated throughout history by everyone from Roman Emperor Nero to Ernest Hemingway. I invented this soup because I wanted to put my own flavors to this historical vegetable! I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add garlic and jalapeno and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Pour in water and chicken broth and bring to a boil then add leeks, carrots, and potatoes. Stir and bring back up to a boil.
  3. Add Lawry's, pepper, crushed red pepper, lemon juice, and ginger.
  4. Add ham, mushrooms, then half-n-half.
  5. Stir and simmer on med-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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