Fresh pea & lovage soup

Fresh pea & lovage soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus podding and cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Lovage has a delicate celery-like flavour, but if you can't find it, substitute with mint. This soup is lovely either hot or chilled on a summer day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
251
protein
9g
carbs
16g
fat
17g
saturates
10g
fibre
7g
sugar
5g
salt
0.25g

Ingredients

  • approx 2½ kg fresh peas in their pods (or 900g/2lb podded or frozen), plus 8 whole pods to decorate
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 175g spring onions
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1½ l vegetable stock
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • bunch lovage (about 10 sprigs), leaves picked (or use a small bunch mint )
  • olive bread, thickly sliced, to serve

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Method

  1. Shell the peas, leaving 8 of the best-looking ones whole. Melt half the butter in a large pan, then gently cook the spring onions and garlic with the lid on for 5 mins, without colouring. Add the stock, bring to the boil, then add the peas and whole pods and simmer for 2-3 mins until tender.
  2. Fish out the whole pods and refresh under cold water. Tip in the crème fraîche, then the lovage or mint, and blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Season to taste. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge if serving cold.
  3. If you’re eating the soup hot, bring to a gentle simmer but don’t boil. To serve, ladle into bowls, decorate each with a whole, split pea pod and serve with a stack of toasted olive bread on the side (toast your bread on the barbecue).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2008

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dlewiscook's picture
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it looks good

dlewiscook's picture
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HHI

carocw's picture

The best soup I have ever made. At last I have found a way to use the lovage growing in my garden! The soup looks beautiful, and tastes fantastic - a lovely pastel green! I have made this many times for friends and family, and it's always been a great success.

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