Saturday, 9 January 2016

Pea soup

  I've just made this.  It is delicious.  I got the general idea from trawling around the internet but a happy accident has made it mine!  So there!

The ingredients are enough for one.

Pea soup
5g butter
about 1/6 of a smallish to medium onion
120g frozen peas
180 mls water with 1 tsp marigold stock
a good dollop of fromage frais (this was the accident - I thought it was creme fraiche)

Maybe a little salt.

In a small pan, melt the butter and saute the onion until well softened.  
Add the peas, the water and the stock.
Bring to a boil and summer until the peas are soft

Pour into a blender (or use a stick blender) and zizz until well smooth.  Taste and add a very little salt if needed.

Add a dollop of fromage frais, mix well, reheat to just under summering and enjoy.

It's that easy.

It would also be very nice with some shreds of ham or bacon or if made with a non-salty ham stock or you could sprinkle some fresh mint over before eating.


  1. When I make pea & ham soup I use the traditional marrowfat peas and ham shank. Never considered using frozen peas. You've given me something to think about, Tx Jx

  2. That's what I usually do. This was an entirely different flavour. No ham, of course, but the pea flavour was different. I liked it very much and it is easier than soaking the peas, etc.
    J x