Guest Blogs

Event Chef Recipe: Wild Garlic Soup

We caught up with our Event Chef James and asked him to give us one of his favourite spring dishes - perfect if your running out of meal ideas during the lockdown

Wild Garlic Soup

“The fresh taste of wild garlic makes the perfect springtime soup and there’s an abundance of it in April out in the wild. When you next go out for some exercise, forrage for some wild garlic and take it home to your kitchen to cook yourself a delicious meal…”

Our Event Chef James takes you on a culinary journey using fresh spring ingredients that you should be able to find even during the lockdown

Ingredients:

– A Large Bunch of Wild Garlic Leaves, Washed
– 1 Large Fresh Onion, Chopped
– Olive Oil
– 600 Grams of Peeled and Diced Potatoes
– 1 Litre of Vegetable Stock
– Salt and Pepper
– Crème Fraîche, Double Cream or Pesto to Garnish

Method:

  • Step 1

    Get started by heating your olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan or deep frying pan such as a wok. Add the chopped onions and fry them on a low heat for about 10 minutes or until they are soft. You don’t want any colouring on your onions, you simply need to sweat them down so they are soft and cooked

  • Step 2

    Now it’s time to add your diced potatoes and your vetegable stock to your onions. Turn up the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 20 minutes. Test the potatoes to ensure they are tender but not falling apart

  • Step 3

    Add in you washed wild garlic leaves without the flowers, but keep some aside to garnish with at the end

  • Step 4

    Place the hot mixture into a food processor or blender until smooth. Your wild garlic leaves will still be visible as little green flecks, which makes for a tasty texture

  • Step 5

    Reheat in a saucepan and season according to your taste with salt and pepper. Serve with a generous splash of crème fraîche, pesto or double cream, and don’t forget to add a few sprigs of your leftover wild garlic leaves and white flowers for decoration

“Now comes the exciting bit – the eating! The hit of wild garlic is perfect for any garlic fan and if you can’t find any on your once-a-day walk, you can use regular garlic instead.”

We’re all feeling the pressure of being stuck inside, so we’ve asked James to give us a different recipe every week to help you enjoy some tasty treats while you’ve got some extra time on your hands to try cooking something new. Stay tuned for James’s next recipe – a traditional Cornish favourite with a twist; sweet and savoury scones

Posted on