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Monday, March 21, 2011

Guest Post: Potato and Fresh Herb Soup

Potato and Fresh Herb Soup by "Deja Vu" Cook
Guest Blogger: Kathleen of Deja Vu Cook 
We have a tendency to think of fresh herbs and something to add to a soup, but surprise yourself when you make this soup (especially in the spring and summer) with fresh herbs from your own garden.  Here in Florida we have these herbs in our backyards year round but spring seems the appropriate time to really celebrate them wherever you may live.

Potato and Fresh Herb Soup by "Deja Vu" Cook

4 T. Unsalted Butter
1 1/4 C. Diced Onions
1 1/2 C. Diced Potatoes
1 t. Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
1 T. Mixture of Fresh Parsley, Thyme, Lemon Balm, Chives and Marjoram
3 1/2 C. Chicken Stock
1/2 C. Whole Milk
Fresh Parsley (chopped for garnish)

1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan; when it foams add the onions and potatoes; toss in the butter thoroughly
2. Season with salt and pepper; cover and sweat on low heat for 10 minutes
3. Add the fresh herbs and the stock; cook until vegetables are soft
4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender (or transfer in batches to blender)
5. Season and thin with the milk to the consistency you desire
6. Pour into warmed soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley

To read more recipes by Kathleen, be sure to check out her blog, "Deja Vu" Cook.

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  1. This sounds great! I love all of the fresh herbs in this hearty soup!

  2. Fresh herbs in soups are the best. Can't wait for more of them this spring!