Friday, 25 November 2011

Pea Soup


This is just the soup for days like today, that are a bit chilly and you need to be warmed from the inside out. When my husband started running, we started going to charity runs and this soup is great in a Thermos flask with some brown bread while the lengthy race registration process is taking place!

Serves 2

Ingredients
400g -450g Frozen peas
1 Shallot, finely chopped
1 Clove Garlic, crushed
600ml Chicken Stock
1 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
100ml Single cream (optional)
Seasoning

Method
Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat.


Prepare the vegetables, don't worry too much about chopping neatly as everything will be blitzed with a hand blender before serving


Sweat the shallot and garlic for 2-3 minutes.


Add the frozen peas, ginger and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cream (optional).


Blitz with a hand blender until smooth and serve.


Pea and Spinach Soup


Why not add 100g of fresh spinach....


add the spinach to the pea soup about 2 minutes before the end of cooking time.


Blitz as normal until the soup is smooth and serve. This pea soup is my 6 year old son absolute favourite, however he hasn't noticed that I've started adding in the spinach (Mum's the word!!).

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