Sunday, 25 March 2012
The thought of making my own pea soup had crossed my mind earlier in the week. Specifically, could you make a cream of pea soup? After all, if you can have a cream of asparagus / tomato etc, why not pea?
Also, spring is definitely in the air and while peas aren't actually in season yet I'm sure that most people (like me) will have a bag of peas in the freezer and a lovely fresh looking meal was really appealing.
Making this really was simple.
Fill a medium sized saucepan with frozen peas, some water and half a vegetable stock cube. Bring to the boil, let them simmer for a couple of minutes before draining the water off. Then blitz the peas with a hand blender, add some mint and then continue blitzing while slowly adding some single cream until you have your desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and add a little swirl of cream to finish it off.
Tuck in and enjoy an indulgently rich but delicious pea soup. Want to make it even more of a treat then serve it with some freshly baked bread...
1/2 vegetable stock cube