Recipe: Wild Garlic Soup

A light, fragrant and flavoursome dish, it is the perfect starter for all of your springtime entertaining.

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

Infused milk

1L milk
1 leek, sliced
4g peppercorns
3 sticks of celery
3 bay leaves
4 thyme sprigs
6 parsley stalks
400g wild garlic stalks

Soup

100g butter
500g onion, thinly sliced
250g Jersey Royal potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
8g thyme, leaves picked
1l of the milk infusion
400g wild garlic leaves (stalks reserved for milk infusion)

METHOD

Milk infusion

Add all ingredients to a pan and bring everything to the boil. Simmer gently for 1 hour.

Soup

Melt the butter in a pan, add the onions and a good pinch of salt and cook gently until very soft.

Add the potatoes and thyme and continue to cook for a few minutes whilst stirring.

Add the infused milk and simmer until potatoes are fully cooked.

Add the garlic leaves and then blitz in a jug blender until smooth.

Season with freshly ground pepper and salt if needed.

The photograph shows the soup served with a thin slice of toasted bread with goat’s curd, lemon jam and smoked egg yolk, but a toasted slice of sourdough is just as good!