I first had sorrel soup at Betty Steven’s house in early March. It was a true introduction to an herb I had never known. I have changed the original recipe she gave to me to make it heartier. Since sorrel is the first herb up in my garden every year, it’s a great spring tonic soup to lift the winter spirits.
- 1 cup fresh sorrel leaves
- 1 medium onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups cream of mushroom soup (try homemade recipe to follow or use 2 cans)
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
- 4 potatoes, par-boiled and cubed
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- pepper to taste
Saute onions, sorrel leaves and garlic until tender. Add broth, soup, water, potatoes, rosemary, and chicken. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Add cream slowly and reheat to simmering. Serve with crusty bread.
by Sandra Merrill