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Old 04-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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I made a big pot of Robert Irvine's potato leek soup yesterday. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/r...ipe/index.html

It was OK, but needs something. It's pretty bland. Oh, and I used 3 large leeks, not 8. This was the first time I've cooked with leeks. I froze most of it as a soup base. My thoughts would be to add mixed vegetables, cheese or sour cream, or bacon, or chopped shrimp. Any other ideas? Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Need more leeks. Bacon or ham would work, but then it would be potato and bacon soup with leeks. The trick is to get it leekier...
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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I made a big pot of Robert Irvine's potato leek soup yesterday. Potato Leek Soup Recipe : Robert Irvine : Recipes : Food Network

It was OK, but needs something. It's pretty bland. This was the first time I've cooked with leeks. I froze most of it as a soup base. My thoughts would be to add mixed vegetables, cheese or sour cream, or bacon, or chopped shrimp. Any other ideas? Thanks!
The sour cream sounds good. It will add some tang. He doesn't have much in seasonings in it. I am not a fan of soups that don't have some protein in it. I like soups that are a complete meal. So the shrimp sounds good to me. But then I am a big fan of flavorful seafood.
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You left 62.5 percent of the key ingredient and it "needs something"?
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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You left 62.5 percent of the key ingredient and it "needs something"?
The 3 leeks I had were huge! At least 8 leeks worth, and filled up the whole dang stock pot!
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You left 62.5 percent of the key ingredient and it "needs something"?
I couldn't help but . Bad boy Andy...

I'd vote for the bacon Dawg. Bacon cures everything.
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That's just one more; How big of a ______ did they mean? Are you sure your three leeks were their eight leeks?

My vote goes for bacon or ham. Or if you've got a smoked hock in your freezer you don't know what to do with...
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I'd vote for the bacon Dawg. Bacon cures everything.
Amen!
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Dawg, with leeks being the key to the soup (along with the potatoes) I wouldn't have skimped. I realize you had big leeks but I can't imagine your leeks were almost three times the size of the ones used in the recipe.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:07 PM   #10
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Yeah, leeks are pretty big anyway, but you only use the white part (at least in the recipes I've used them in). Leeks are pretty consistent sized around here.
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