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Sorrel-Potato Soup, the perfect spring soup, is delicious served hot or cold.

Posted by Peggy on May 12, 2017

Recipe: Sorrel Vichyssoise

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 leeks, white and light green parts only, washed thoroughly and thinly sliced (approximately 6 cups)
  • 6-8 cups packed sorrel, stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 pounds medium-sized russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6-8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 6-8 cups packed cups equal portions of spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1-2 fistfuls of snipped chives plus extra for garnish, if desired
  • Pinch of nutmeg and cayenne

Instructions

  1. Sauté leeks in oil over low heat with a pinch of kosher salt 3 minutes. Add sorrel and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until sorrel has cooked down and turned a khaki color and leeks have wilted.
  2. Add potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a food processor, puree potatoes, leeks, stock and sorrel until creamy. Stir milk and chives into soup. Season to taste with kosher salt, cayenne and nutmeg. Delicious served hot or cold, as you would a vichyssoise.

Active time: 30 minutes

Simmer time: apx. 20 minutes

Chill time (if serving as a cold soup): 12 hours

Number of servings (yield): 12-14 cups (leftovers keep, refrigerated, several days)

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