Fresh Minted Pea Soup

Fresh Minted Pea Soup

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Thick, creamy, and flavorful, this soup is an ultimate comfort dish.
Servings: 6
Calories: 166

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb green Peas freshly shelled
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Medium-sized onion chopped
  • 1 Head iceberg lettuce/chopped
  • 1 Sprig mint chopped
  • 1 Sprig parsley chopped
  • 3 Strips bacon chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups Ham stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsely & mint for garnish

Instructions

  • After shelling the peas, save the pods, wash them and put them to boil in the ham stock while preparing the soup.
  • Heat the butter in a large saucepan and soften the onion in it, then add the lettuce, mint and parsley.
  • De-rind and chop the bacon.
  • Fry it for about 2 minutes, turning it from time to time; add to the saucepan with the peas, salt, pepper and a small amount of sugar.
  • Strain the stock and add. Bring to the boil, stirring, then simmer for about half an hour until the peas are quite soft.
  • Sieve or liquidize, taste for seasonings and add a little milk or cream if needed (but not too much, for the fresh flavor must be preserved).
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or mint.
Calories: 166 kcal
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Sodium: 511 mg
Potassium: 363 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 1380 IU
Vitamin C: 34 mg
Calcium: 42 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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