Spicy oatmeal soup







Cook Time

40-50 Min


  • 15g/1/2oz margarine
  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil
  • 2 large leeks, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1.2 litres/2pt chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried shallots
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100g/4oz oatmeal
  • 225ml/8fl oz white wine

How to make Spicy oatmeal soup?

  • Heat the margarine and groundnut oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the leeks and sweat for 2–3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes, celery and chicken stock. Bring to the boil.
  • Sprinkle in the chives, shallots, tarragon, basil and salt. Boil gently for 20 minutes. Add the oatmeal and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the wine, cook for 15 minutes more and serve hot.

Points to remember:

  1. Knife Safety: Use a sharp knife and be cautious when chopping ingredients to prevent accidents.
  2. Hot Surfaces: Be mindful of hot surfaces like stovetops and oven interiors. Use oven mitts and handle pots with care.
  3. Steam Awareness: Avoid burns by being cautious around steam. Lift pot lids away from you to release steam safely.
  4. Ingredient Handling: Wash hands thoroughly and sanitize surfaces to prevent cross-contamination. Handle raw ingredients, especially meat, with care.
  5. Tasting Safely: Wait for the soup to cool slightly before tasting to avoid burns. Use a clean spoon each time to prevent contamination.
  6. Careful Stirring: Stir soup ingredients carefully, especially when working with hot liquids. Use long-handled spoons to avoid splashes.
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