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Pea, Broad Bean and Mint Soup
PEA, BROAD BEAN AND MINT SOUP
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time approx. 10 mins
700 ml/1¼ pints chicken stock
225g/8oz frozen peas
225g/8oz frozen broad beans
1 tbsp fresh mint, very finely chopped
1 x tub 150ml tub crème fraiche
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO…
In a large pan, bring the chicken stock to the boil. Add the peas and beans.
Simmer for 5-8 minutes until the peas and beans are just cooked.
Remove the soup from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Whiz in a blender until smooth and push through a sieve into a rinsed out saucepan. If it is a little thick, add extra stock (or water|).
Reheat, stir in the crème fraiche and mint and then season to taste.
Garnish ideas, sweetcorn, pistachios, fresh herbs and a final swirl of crème fraiche.