Apologies I haven’t written in a couple of weeks. Since I last posted to the Duck Egg & Lime Blog I visited the oh-so fabulous French Riviera. I hadn’t been in twelve years so it was fantastic to return to one of my favourite culinary parts of the world. It was a great time of year to visit as it’s still quite warm and very sunny in contrast to the dismal weather we’re enduring here at the moment.
So I’ve decided to make a soup that not only is super comforting but would also brighten up this very grey day – Pea & Mint Soup. It’s a very quick recipe to make, packed full of delicious flavours.
Peas are often overlooked when it comes to their nutritional benefits. I was surprised to learn it is packed with Vitamin K – essential for building strong bones and preventing heart disease, as well as playing an important role in blood clotting.
Feel Good Pea & Mint Soup
- Serves: 4
- Tin: Large Saucepan
- Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- Total Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Home Freezing: Yes
- Recommendation: Serve with some crusty bread or a savoury scone
- 450g of good quality frozen peas
- 600ml of vegetable stock
- 1 medium leek washed and chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 large clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 green chilli deseeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons of fresh Mint
- 15g of butter
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of curry powder
- Salt and pepper for taste
- In heated saucepan, add the butter and coconut oil.
- Once the butter is melted, reduce the heat and add your garlic, onions, chilli, leek, salt, pepper and curry powder. Sweat the ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the peas and stir well with the rest of your ingredients. Add your stock. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the mint and liquidise. Taste, add more salt/pepper should you require.