Colcannon – Soup of the Month – February

Soup of the Month

A series of simple soup recipes – a new one every month. All the ingredients for the soups will be available in the shop in the month it’s published.

Simple to make, tasty, filling and wholesome – just add some fresh, crusty bread for a simple lunch or supper.

30g butter
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
250g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1litre chicken stock
1 bouquet garni
1 bag of curly kale or head of cabbage, de-stalked and shredded
250ml double cream, plus extra to drizzle if wanted
Salt and pepper

Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion, garlic and potato and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the stock and bouquet garni. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the kale or cabbage and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Take out the bouquet garni and then blitz the soup with a blender (hand or table top).  Put back on the heat, add the cream and check the seasoning.

Serve piping hot with a drizzle of extra cream if desired.