My story starts with a trip to Fayetteville North carolina to visit the daughter in law of my life long pal, Mireya Vallejo. I meet the family and discover that Mariuska Vallejo has two daughters, Maya and Victoria. Maya is a bit older and is now a highschool kid. She has been working the kitchen scene for several years and is impressing me with her razzle and dazzle. Here she creates the classic Vishyssoise. Let’s make the Maya recipe and visit this classic soup. It is delicious.
3 large leeks
8 medium potatoes
1/2 stick of butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp of salt (adjust to your preference if needed)
32 oz Vegetable broth
around 32 oz of chicken broth
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tbsp sour cream (+ for garnish)
½ tsp smoked paprika (+ for garnish)
- Take 3 large leeks and wash them very well then cut them into small pieces
- On high heat Put ½ a stick of butter in a large pan and let it melt. When the butter is melted add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the chopped leek with 1 tbsp of salt into the pan and stir it together for 4 minutes.
- After it is finished cooking for 4 minutes, put it on medium heat, cover the pot and let it cook for 30 minutes until it becomes soft (remember you have to stir it time by time so that the leeks don’t burn)
- While the leeks are cooking, clean, peel and chop 8 medium potatoes into cubes, then put in a bowl filled with cold water
- When the leeks are close to having a paste-like consistency, drain the water from the potatoes and add the potatoes to the pot along with the vegetable broth and enough chicken broth to cover the potatoes. Let the potatoes cook until they are soft.
- When the potatoes are soft blend everything together making sure that there are no chunks of anything left over
- Once it is smooth and there are no chunks, add garlic powder, onion salt, black pepper, garlic salt, paprika, sour cream, and heavy cream into the soup and then stir it.
- When the soup is done you can eat it cold or hot
- Add sour cream and paprika for garnish