Colcannon Soup

"This is posted for the World Tour 2005 event. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks wonderful. The source is the Irish Heritage Cookbook by Margaret M. Johnson. The author credits chef Gerry Galvin, of Drimcong House in Moycullen (County Galway)."
Colcannon Soup created by -Sylvie-
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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cabbage, potatoes, and leeks. Cover and cook until barely tender (about 10 minutes).
  • Add stock and bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the vegetables are soft (about 15 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor in batches and process until smooth (or use an immersion blender). Note: the recipe can be made ahead up to this point.
  • Return to the same saucepan and whisk in the half and half.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. Kimberly B.
    Being vegan I always have to alter recipes but this was a great baseline of warm seasonal soup. I used my vegan chicken style bullion; I added a handful of mixed greens for the color. I added 1 tsp caraway seed. Once it was cooked, I added a handful of shredded cabbage on top. The white pepper and nutmeg are so delicious together in this soup.
  2. TheDancingCook
    Good soup! My mom owns a catering business and her chef made your recipe for the cafe for their St. Patty's Day menu. I definitly recommend a bit more salt and pepper to taste as well as serving this with some croutons (maybe rye or pumpernickel croutons to stay with the theme) or crackers for a thicker soup. This soup makes for a great traditional St. Patty's day staple for anyone's festive celebration.
  3. -Sylvie-
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    Colcannon Soup Created by -Sylvie-
  5. -Sylvie-
    I made this for Photo Swap #5. This is a delicious soup, that is so easy and quick to make. I halved the recipe and my BF and I ate it all with plenty of Soda Bread on the side. I kept about 1/4 aside when blitzing the soup and then returned it to the blitzed part. I like a bit of texture better than having a completely smooth soup. My pinch of nutmeg was also rather large, but it is one of my favourite spices. I also omitted the cream, eventhough I had bought some to make this, but it really didn't need any. It is so creamy just as it is. I only used a couple of drops for garnish, making it even healthier. Thank you so much for sharing, I'll definitely make this again and if I could I'd give it more than 5*. :D



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