Cock-a-leekie Soup

One of the greens I picked up on Saturday at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market was a bunch of new leeks. I had a chicken carcass and some leftover thighs, so naturally I thought of making the soup with that wonderful name, cock-a-leekie. Normally I would start this soup out by sauteeing carrots and celery and the leeks. As I was pressed for time I just simmered the carcass in a pot of water for an hour, removed the carcass, and added the rest of the ingredients. This is a simple peasant dish with many variants – it’s not meant to be elegant, it’s mean to use up the bits you have around the kitchen. Many recipes I’ve seen call for rice, I had egg noodles so I used those. Cock-a-leekie Soup 1 bunch leeks 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup chicken pieces salt to taste approx. 6 ozs. egg noodles … Continue reading