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Kate's Pea and Mint Soup


 

Deliciously creamy, simple to make, and using frozen peas; this is a recipe to rely on. Also a very affordable meal; suitable for everything from a relaxed lunch (with some nice bread) to a dinner party starter. Let me know how you get on!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

 Serves 4

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 700g frozen peas
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-litre vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Crème Fraiche

Method

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan and sauté the onion until soft and translucent. Stir in the peas and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Add the mint leaves, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, spoon out a few peas and set aside.
  4. Puree the soup in a blender and return to the pan along with the reserved whole peas. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve in warmed bowls with a swirl of Crème Fraiche and a hunk of wholemeal bread.