Stuart's Spices

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Stuart's Spices spin on a classic soup


  • 1 cup leeks, thinly sliced, then chopped in half (about 1 large leek)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2½ cups baking potato, diced (about 1 large or 2 medium potatoes)
  • ¼ tsp Stuart's Spices Cut Leaf Thyme
  • ¼ tsp Stuart's Spices Ground Allspice
  • 1 leaf Stuart's Spices Bay Leaf
  • 3 cans minced clams (6.5 oz each)
  • 2 cups whole milk or half and half, or a combination of the two


  1. Sauté leeks in butter until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour to create a roux, and stir about 3 more minutes.
  2. Slowly add chicken stock, stirring to blend. Add potatoes, bay leaf, thyme, and allspice. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cans of clams, and liquid from only 2 of the cans. Bring back to a boil and gently simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream or milk and heat through.
  5. Adjust seasoning, adding salt or pepper as desired.


Optional: try adding a pinch of Stuart's Spices Ground Cloves!