I am always keen to try new recipes, experiment and adapt, so I was encouraged to discover the culinary delights of pea soup. For some reason, in all my xx years, I’ve never eaten pea soup, yet alone attempted to make it.
After I made a sample batch I tripled the quantity and made enough to freeze in individual portions.
I can’t believe how simple it is to make!
500g frozen peas
1 medium onion (red or white), chopped.
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic or garlic paste (I used 1 tsp)
6 tbsp of fresh mint (chopped) or 3 tbsp of dried mint (I find dried herbs stronger)
900ml stock made with a knorr chicken stock cube (or if available fresh chicken stock)
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
2 tsp of low fat fromage frais or fat free plain yogurt
1 sprig of mint to garnish
Sweat onions in a saucepan until soft.
Add garlic and mint
Add the stock and bring to boil then add peas. Cook peas until soft. Season to taste and add more garlic or mint if required.
Once cooked add to the food processor and blend until smooth – or use hand held blender.
Serve immediately and add a drizzle of yogurt or fromage frais. * My drizzle turned into a splodge which sunk to the bottom or the bowl. Three out of ten for presentation. but it tasted great! The yogurt really lifts the taste to the next level.
A friend sent me a recipe using dried split peas instead of frozen/fresh. Watch this space!