Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Kids will love this green vegetable blend with chunks of breaded fish fingers

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Soup only
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
328
protein
21g
carbs
40g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
8g
sugar
4g
salt
1.88g

Ingredients

  • 500g frozen peas
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 300g pack fish fingers (about 10)
  • 3 tbsp green pesto

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Method

  1. Tip the peas and potatoes into a large saucepan, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins, until the potato chunks are tender. Meanwhile, grill the fish fingers as per pack instructions until cooked through and golden. Cut into bitesize cubes and keep warm.
  2. Take a third of the peas and potatoes out of the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Blend the rest of the soup until smooth, then stir in the pesto with the reserved vegetables. Heat through and serve in warm bowls with the fish finger croûtons on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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wannabeheston's picture

Delicious, simple and a real unique way of having soup. Filling enough to have as a main meal. Made it a few times now and it is wonderful

claudiaholy's picture
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This recipe is easy to do and really tasty!! Really recommend this as either a starter (smaller portion), or very tasty lunch.

sdearden's picture
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very quick and easy and really tasty. Just what you need to warm you up

rosiefatbum's picture
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Mmm Mmm Mmm and you can use gluten free fish fingers for people with allergies!

teenytinybaker101's picture

So easy to make, and really, really tasty - even better reheated the next day when the flavours have all merged. Definitely going to make again!

bromers1's picture

Absolutely delicious! I had it with the fish fingers (I just grilled 2 for one bowl of soup, as and when needed) & my mum had with bread as she is a vegetarian. Both of us loved it!
I would like to have the nutritional information for both with and without the fish fingers though?!

georgelikescake's picture
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This soup is really quick and so easy to make. I did enjoy it and think the fishfingers really make it, but I found it a little too thick for my liking and also think the pesto was a bit overpowering - maybe I put a bit too much in.

It was nice to try a new recipe but I probably wouldn't make it again.

joannek9004's picture
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Really good recipe, fried some bacon with the onion and removed from pan when I blended the potato and peas. Added bacon back to soup. Made loads of soup so plenty for work. Excellent, will make again :)

ghibligirl's picture
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Perfect pea soup. It's now a good old favourite in our house. The fish fingers are however an acquired taste, personally I think they go well. I did only add one spoonful of pesto. But that's maybe just me.

plottez's picture
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Gorgeous soup but would use half of the amount of pesto as I found it a little over powering.

MealyMum's picture
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Nice soup and the croutons are a good idea. A different way to serve fish fingers , potatoes and peas. Becoming a fave in our house especially with twin two year olds.

babsfazekas's picture
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I don't really see what all the fuss is about. This soup tastes fine and is fairly comforting but isn't really something to write home about. The fish finger croutons were interesting in the sense that I'd never had them before but also kind of weird. I made this mostly out of curiosity because of all the rave reviews and probably won't make it again.

babsfazekas's picture
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I was intrigued by all the rave reviews for this and while I agree it was very easy to put together, I wouldn't say it was 'incredibly tasty'.

l_bave's picture

I made this and it was fantastic. great simple and easy dish, i added some onions and sweetcorn, and it was super.

razkidd's picture
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This was really lovely and healthy and summery - highly recommended! I added some Parmesan for some cheesy goodness. Will definitely cook again!

eilianne's picture
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Absolutely delicious, made made in a flash! I always make too much but it tastes even yummier the second day with a dash more pesto! I ditched the fish finger though, and replaced them with crispy bits of chorizo.

nuskin's picture

Looks good, will try soon and then rate it

hetherine1's picture
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veery very tasty added an onion and also i used a few spuds from a tin of new potatoes as a didn't have any others and am a bit skint at mo i just rinsed them really well cooked the peas for five mins added the potato let that just warm through and followed rest of recipe it was great mypartner had seconds and said it was delicious a pat on the back for me lol

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