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Bacon and Spiit Pea Soup

Preparation time
10 minutes, plus overnight soaking
Cooking time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 295 per portion

ingredients

serves 6
100 g (4 oz) split peas
1 small turnip
1 carrot
2 leeks
2 tablespoons oil
8 rashers rindless smoked streaky bacon, diced
1.4 litres (2 1/2 pints) ham or chicken stock
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
150 ml (1/4 pint) single cream
1 tablespoon chopped parsley to garnish

method

1. Cover the split peas with cold water and soak them overnight. Drain well. Dice the turnip and carrot. Slice the leeks into rings.

2. Cook the vegetables in the oil for 5 minutes, add the bacon and continue cooking for a few minutes. Add the stock and split peas. Season well with salt, pepper and the mixed herbs. Simmer gently for an hour. Blend the soup in a liquidiser until smooth.

3. Return the soup to the saucepan and reheat over a low heat. Stir in the cream. Pour into individual soup bowls and garnish each serving with chopped parsley.

Try this.
Reserve the cooking liquid from a joint of bacon or gammon for this soup. Omit the streaky bacon. Cool and chill the liquid, then skim off any fat before use.

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