Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quick and Delicious Pea Soup

I must confess I love the receipts of Jamie Oliver, as they are simple & easy to prepare and have a great result. It is the example of this pea soup...

500g Peas
2 large Potatoes
1 Large onion
1L Vegetable Stock
2 springs Fresh mint
a sticks Celery
1 knob of butter
150gr ciabatta
100ml doubble cream 
feta cheese
salt, black pepper & extra virgin olive oil

In a pan add a splash of olive oil, and the butter and leave to melt. Stir the chopped onion and celery into the pan and add a splash of water, cover and cook till the vegetables start to soften. 
Fill a medium pan with vegetable stock (I confess I've cheated and used a biological supermarket stock) and bring it to simmer over a medium heat, add the roughly grate potato and then half of the mint leaves 
Add the peas to the pan of the vegetables, cook for 1 minute and then carefully pour the stock mixture into the pan and bring everything to boil. stir the cream into the soup and cook it for about 5 minutes. whiz until smooth. 
mix the remaining mint leaves and the toasted croutons, the feta, and a little bit of extra olive oil and then serve and taste it...

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