Well its May and its unseasonably cold, after a morning in the garden I decided to make this quick and easy soup. I had noticed that one of my lovage plants was in lush fresh leafy growth so a recipe that would use this bounty was in order. Lovage is a herb which grows easily in my Lancashire garden and seems to enjoy having a moist position, its flavour is a yeasty celery , its seeds are used in southern european cuisine. The soup was whipped up very quickly.
- Potatoes - peeled, chopped into small cubes
- Onion, peeled finely chopped
- Lovage leaves - go carefully its quite strong in flavour, finely shredded
- Vegetable stock
- Butter / Oil
- Heat your oil / butter in large saucepan
- Gently fry your onion for 2 minutes
- Now add your chopped potatoes
- Stir and allow to sweat for a few minutes
- Add the shredded lovage leave and the vegetable stock to just cover
- Bring to boil and simmer until the vegetables are cooked
- Taste for seasoning , add if required and either serve as it is or partially blended if you like a thicker soup.
- Garnish with a whole lovage leaf