Thursday, 26 June 2008

A real pea souper

No, not the weather (although it has been pretty horrible today). You know when you decide to defrost the freezer and you then have to have all kinds of strange meals? Mr Marmadaisy and I have been having some very odd combinations lately, but we had pretty much got down to the last item. What does one make with half a bag of frozen peas?

You need:
About 400g frozen peas
About pint and half water
Vegetable stock cube
About 10-12 mint leaves
A small onion
A small potato

Chop the onion and peel and finely chop the potato. Fry in about a tablespoon of your chosen oil (I used corn oil) until soft.
Add the peas and fry for a couple of minutes, without letting them burn. Add about half of the mint leaves, about a pint of water and the stock cube and simmer gently until the potato is cooked through. Add a few more mint leaves.
Wizz in a blender or use a hand blender and blend until smooth (I like to leave a few peas un-blitzed)
Add a little more liquid if you want a thinner soup.
Add salt and pepper to taste, and you should serve with a dollop of creme fraiche but I didn't have any, so mine just has loads of cracked pepper on it.


Cat said...

Mmmm that looks delicious. I think I'll have to make some this weekend. Also wanted to tell you I made your folded tray and chicken bookends. I posted them on my blog.


JuliaB said...

yum! I love pea soup but never thought to make it myself!!

Lesley said...

Oooh yummy! I'm going to hve to make some!


Indigo Blue said...

I really like the look and sound of this. Might give it a go. My hubby made onion soup oncew, it was lovely even though it stunk the house out for a day or so.

SummerSadie said...

yummm...I'll have to try that. I used to love pea soup when i was little and can't remember the last time I had some.

sylvie said...

I love pea soup. I might have to try it very soon :)

blossomsmum said...

Know you are really busy at the moment but we are missing your little

missives enormously xxxxx