This Pea & Mint Soup is one of my favourite soups as it’s so quick to make and I always have a bag of peas in the freezer so it doesn’t require a trip to the shop. Ideal for flasks, for children going to school or adults going to work.
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Serves 6 – 8
- 2 slices of bacon, trimmed of fat and cut into small pieces
- ½ oz/15g butter
- 2 medium spring onions, chopped
- 1 ½ lbs /675g fresh or frozen peas
- A sprig of mint
- 1 ½ pints/900mls of chicken stock, preferably homemade
- Salt & pepper to taste
- A pinch of sugar
Garnish with a little chopped fresh mint. Some cream drizzled on is optional.
- Melt the butter and sweat the bacon for five minutes, then add the spring onion and cook for a further minute or two.
- Add the peas, mint and stock, season with the salt, pepper and sugar and cook for 5 minutes.
- Once the peas are tender the soup is ready to be liquidized. Liquidize and return to the saucepan to re-heat, be careful not to boil the soup as you’ll lose the colour.
- For best colour and flavour serve immediately, garnished with the fresh mint, the optional cream and some good bread.
Other soup recipes you might like: Cauliflower Soup and Tomato & Basil Soup
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