Rachel Allen's Potato, Leek, and Smoked Bacon Soup

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Ingredients (15)

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower or olive oil
  • 4 slices (rashers) bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) butter
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large leek, trimmed and diced
  • 2 large potatoes (about 1 pound/450g in total), peeled and diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cups (1.2L) chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • Parsley Pesto:
  • 1/2 ounce (15g) fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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