Simple Pea and Mint Soup

 

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!

Ingredients

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.
To Serve:
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.

Bom Apetito!

A friend sent me a recipe using dried split peas instead of frozen/fresh. Watch this space!

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  1. Both fresh pea and lentil etc soups are wonderful and wonderfully healthy: methinks this will not be the last time you will indulge 🙂 ! But both fresh mint and a proper homemade stock, please !! Mint of various types is a great herb: I grow about 5-6 different kinds in the garden: they will overwinter where you are. And, just last week, I read of a very simple sautéed fish recipe with mint (new to me!) on my favourite StefanGourmer blog . . . am waiting for my fresh fish to arrive . . .

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    1. Hi EH, I can imagine fresh peas would be delicious. To be honest, I’ve not really seen them here… Favas (broad beans) yes. They must sell them when they are in season… hmmm now I wonder. I can’t grow them as I don’t have enough room. And yes, home- made stock. 🙂

      As for mint varieties, I tried growing chocolate mint and it died. What I have noticed about mint is that it will only grow where IT decides it wants to grow and it grows everywhere – even in the gravel. Try and move it and it sulks and dies. I took a look at STefan’s blog and he certainly has some delicious recipes there. 🙂

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