Green pea soup

    Green pea soup

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    About this recipe: With its vibrant taste and colour, this healthy soup offers a refreshing light winter lunch or supper.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 10g butter
    • 1 large leek, trimmed and thinly sliced
    • 750ml chicken or vegetable stock
    • 2 x 300g cans garden peas, drained
    • pinch of sugar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • To serve
    • 4 tbsp whipping cream

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the leek, cover and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Add 3 tbsp water and cook gently for 10 more minutes.
    2. Pour the stock over the leeks, stir, then cover and continue to cook gently for 10 minutes.
    3. Put aside a few peas for garnish, then tip the rest into the pan. Add the sugar and heat for 5 minutes, without boiling, allow to cool slightly, then tip into a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Season to taste. Return to the pan and reheat gently.
    4. Garnish each serving with a swirl of cream and a few of the reserved peas.

    COOK SMART

    *If liked, serve the soup with some crisp toast croûtons, some diced lean ham or some crisply fried, smoked bacon lardons. *You can also make this soup using about 450g frozen peas. Minted peas give an especially good flavour.

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