Potato and Lovage Soup

Course: Main

Servings: 4 people

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

  • Onions - 2 large (sliced)
  • Old potatoes - 4 large
  • Lovage - 2 sprigs
  • Chicken stock - 1 litre (water or vegetable stock can be used)
  • Shetland Dairies double cream - 150 ml
  • Shetland Dairies milk - 100 ml
  • Shetland butter - 50 grams
  1. Melt the butter in a large pan,add sliced onions . Sweat until soft.(that is turn the heat down low and pop a lid on the pan, the onions will soften but not colour)
  2. Add peeled and sliced potatoes, coat with the butter and add chicken stock, salt and pepper.Put the lid on and bring to the boil.Simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped lovage, then liquidize to make smooth
  4. Return to the heat, taste adjust consistency, if necessary ,add the cream and serve
  5. If serving chilled leave to cool to room temperature and then refridgerate.When serving, add a swirl of cream and a sprig of lovage to decorate.

The soup is also good when served with a few croutons to give contrast to the smooth creamy texture.