Lemongrass & Potato Soup

2 tablespoons of fresh lemongrass
1 pound new potatoes sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 leek minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh garlic chives
a dash of Cayenne pepper

In a large soup pot over medium heat pour in the olive oil. When warm, add the lemongrass, leek and garlic and sautee until tender. About 2 to 3 minutes. Do not let burn. Add the stock and potatoes and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and let simmer until the potatoes are tender. About 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro. To serve, pour into soup bowls and add the garlic chives on top and a dash of Cayenne.

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