Thursday, 5 February 2015

Pea and Mint Soup

Kiddo2 very kindly lent me a hand today making something we have never tried before: Pea and Mint soup. Apparently this can be eaten warm or cold. Today we opted for warm.

pea and mint soup

weighing frozen peas

We started out by weighing the peas. We used about 200-250 grams.

fresh mint leaves

Next, we gathered a handful of fresh mint leaves...

...and a few sprigs of fresh thyme.

fresh thyme

Then we boiled some water and poured it over the peas, letting it sit (covered) for 5-10 minutes.

We got 300 ml of lovely home made chicken stock, but you can also use boiling water and a cube of chicken or vegetable bouillon.

We placed the peas, mint, thyme and a little salt and
pepper with the stock and blended well. 

Once it was well blended, we put it in a pot and allowed it to cook for 10-15 minutes until all the flavors combined. 

After tasting we decided that a little
lemon juice might give it an interesting twist.

We squeezed half a lemon and put a small amount
of juice till we decided it tasted right.

We also grated a little parmesan cheese to finish off
the flavor.

Et Voila! Lunch is served.

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