Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A real Pea-Souper...

Brrrr!!! It is rather chilly here. We still have snow on the ground and there is more to come. I even found this polar bear whilst I was out and about yesterday.
Cold days require soup, tasty thick soup served with crusty bread. In the shops today I found some reduced mint - perfect for pea soup!
So here is some Pea, Potato, Leek & Mint soup.
  • a couple of leeks - sliced
  • a few potatoes - chopped into chunks
  • an onion - chopped
  • a handful of fresh mint - chopped
  • black pepper
  • 1l of vegetable stock
  • a couple of handfuls of frozen peas
  • a swirl of cream (if you so desire)
  • a little vegetable oil
In a large saucepan soften the onion and leeks in oil.
Then add the stock, potatoes, black pepper, chopped mint and peas, and bring to the boil.
Once the potatoes are soft, blend until smooth. Serve with a dollop of cream & enjoy the warm cosiness!

1 comment:

  1. Yum, your pea soup sounds like just the right sort of comfort food for now :)