Cock A Leekie Soup

A traditional Scottish soup guaranteed to warm and nourish.

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken or Fowl, small
  • 2 litres Water
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk of Celery, chopped
  • 4 Leeks, medium sized, sliced
  • 1/4 Turnip, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Long Grain Rice
  • Bouquet Garni
  • Seasoning and a few Prunes

Method

  1. Joint the bird and add to a large, lidded pan along with the 2 litres of water and the bouquet garni
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours
  3. Remove the chicken and serve separately if desired, if not add the meat to the soup
  4. Prepare the vegetables and add with the rice to the soup, simmer for another hour, adding the prunes 15 mins before the end
  5. Check the seasoning and serve hot sprinkled with chopped parsley

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