This Pea and mint soup bursts with flavour. I truly enjoy making this delicious recipe and I hope you will too. This recipe is all over the internet but trust me it is a recipe you should try.
500gm frozen peas
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, diced
1 shallot, diced
1 garlic clove
800ml light chicken stock
1 bunch of garden mint
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of caster sugar
1- Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion and shallot and sweat gently until soft but not coloured.
2- Add the peas and the stock and bring quickly to the boil. Cook until the peas are slightly soft to the touch.
3- Place the mix into a blender adding the garlic, sugar, mint, salt and pepper.
4- Blend until totally smooth.
5- Garnish the soup with a mint sprig and a dot of crème fraiche.
– I used homemade chicken stock but you can use the low salt ones sold in the super markets.
– I am a big fan of frozen peas because they cook well and keep their beautiful green colour.