Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fish Friday

Nice fresh red snapper at Mitchell's. I seasoned it with salt and Cajun spice then fried it.  The broccoli was steamed and finished with olive oil.  That leaves the soup.  Fern harvested leeks from the garden and I finally had a chance to do something with them.  They had sent up flower spikes but it was early so they should be ok. 

Not. The centres of the stalks turn to wood when the spikes start rising. The soup tasted fine but I had to keep spittting out the woody bits. I put potatoes in the soup so if we didn't eat it we wouldn't get any starch with the protein. 

Potato and Leek Soup

6  leeks - green part removed
3  potatoes - peeled diced to 1/4 inch 
1/3 cup water
1  cup milk
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 tsp salt
white pepper

Sweat the leeks in some olive oil.  If the centres are hard, remove them and discard. Add the water, white wine and half the milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour keeping the pan wet. Near the end add the remaining milk to keep the pan wet. 

The woody leeks ruined the dish but it tasted really good. This year I'll have a better idea what to do with fresh leeks. Eat them before they start to bloom!

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