In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a recipe that I’ve made many times. This is comfort food!
Creamy Potato Cabbage Soup
From Moosewood Daily Special with a few changes…
2 TBL olive oil
2 c. chopped onions*
1 tsp ground caraway seeds (fennel is another option)
½ tsp salt
4-5 c. coarsely chopped green cabbage
2 c. sliced potatoes
3 c. water or vegetable stock
2 tsp dried dill**
4 oz. chevre
salt and pepper to taste
Sauté the onions, caraway and half the salt until the onions are translucent; about 7-10 minutes. Add the cabbage and remaining salt and cook until the cabbage is beginning to wilt. Add the potatoes and water and bring to a boil, then simmer until the potatoes are tender. Turn off the heat. Add the dill and chevre, and stir to combine. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Simmer the soup if it has cooled too much, add salt and pepper to taste and add water if the blended soup is too thick.
* When in season, I use leeks instead.
** If you have fresh dill, use at least 2 tablespoons; other herbs to use: thyme or sage; both are especially tasty with fennel instead of caraway.