Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Kids will love this green vegetable blend with chunks of breaded fish fingers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Soup only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal328
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.88g
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Ingredients

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

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.

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allymacster
1st Apr, 2011
5.05
Fabulous recipe. It definitely needs an onion adding, and a touch of salt and pepper though. I will be making another batch as soon as this one has gone.
allielovetocook
27th Mar, 2011
5.05
I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could .. it's soooo easy, and SO good! I just added a chopped onion to the start of the recipe as I love the base flavour they give, everything else stayed the same. Thickness was perfect .. flavour was amazing. Especially as I made my own Pesto (first time!) using the Good Food Recipe. It is so lovely, and so different and mellow compared to the shop-bought varieties. Both recipes will be used time and time again.
rturner
13th Mar, 2011
5.05
A favourite, I've made this lots of times. Dont put in the pesto but love the fish fingers on top- it's a recipe for fish, chips and mushy peas as a healthy soup so it's got to be a winner!
jenniferbrickman
8th Mar, 2011
5.05
forgot to add: I bought store brand pesto and it turned the soup a funny color. better to buy really good homemade pesto.
jenniferbrickman
8th Mar, 2011
5.05
Thick, hearty and filling soup! Had tons of leftover. Husband loved the soup especially the fish croutons. Added an extra potato as my husband is Irish and loves his potatoes! Next time will add fewer peas. The frozen peas tasted a bit hard. Put chopped up sundried tomatoes on top instead of fish croutons. Better the next day.
chanonica
14th Feb, 2011
We've just eaten this for our dinner now and it is really lovely and so filling. My 2yr old son who has started a fussy eating phase couldnt get enough of it. So simple to make and SUPER CHEAP!!
hmr1177
13th Feb, 2011
5.05
A great recipe, and ideal to take to work.
Frantic Flapjack
20th Jan, 2011
4.05
Only 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make and delicious too. Doesn't come much better than that!
ellespice22
18th Jan, 2011
5.05
This recipe is GREAT. I cooked it for my parents and little brother and they thought the fish fingers were hilarious. Then they tried it and within minutes were asking for more!
laurenwalker82
22nd Nov, 2010
5.05
So quick and easy to make, with a yummy outcome! We added more fish fingers to create a more substantial meal. I had the left overs for lunch without the fish fingers the next day. 10 out of 10 and will defo be doing this on a regular basis!

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