London Particular

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London Particular

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It's a long time since London was blanketed regularly in thick fogs known as 'pea-soupers. But that's how this gloriously green soup got its delightful name! and it's still a dish that's perfectly designed to keep out the chill on a misty autumn evening.
Servings: 8
Calories: 336


  • 1/2 oz butter
  • 2 oz streaky bacon rashers rinded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion skinned and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 1 lb split dried peas
  • 4 pints chicken or ham stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • chopped grilled bacon and croutons to garnish


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the bacon, onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 - 10 minutes, until beginning to soften.
  • Add the peas and stock and bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour, until the peas are soft.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Return the soup to the pan. Season to taste, add the yogurt and reheat gently.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped grilled bacon and croutons.
Calories: 336 kcal
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Protein: 21 g
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Sodium: 417 mg
Potassium: 880 mg
Fiber: 15 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 1425 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 57 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Dishes Soups
Cuisine British
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