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Pea, Ham and Nutmeg soup.

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Serves 4

You cant beat a good pea and ham soup anytime of the year, mines just like the classic with a few extras! Tasty!

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Ingredients

  • Olive oil or Fry light cooking spray
  • 4 Rashes of unsmoked bacon
  • 1 Large Garlic clove
  • 400g Peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Baking potato
  • 700ml Vegtable stock
  • 1/2 Tsp of nutmeg, or half a grated nutmeg.
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Corriander
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Extras:
  • Use a deep pan suitable for soups for cooking.

Method

    1. Firstly cut the rinds of the bacon and fry all the bacon with 1 rind in a few sprays of cooking spray or 1tsp of extra virgin olive oil. Fry for 5 mins on a low heat.
    2. Finely chop the garlic and add to bacon. Fry for another minuite with the bacon.
    3. Meanwhile peel and dice the potato, make the vegtable stock with 700ml boiling water and vegtable stock (i used bullion).
    4. Add the diced potato, peas and vegtable stock too the pan.
    5. Give a quick stir, then add the nutmeg, thyme and corriander. Seasoning to taste afterwards. Give the soup another stir to make sure all the ingrediants are mixed in.
    6. Simmer on a low heat for 15 minuites untill the peas and potato are soft.
    7. Allow to cool for a minuite or two, then transfer to a blender, or use a handheld blender in the pan to blend the ingredients together. Blend untill a fine, thick soup has been made. Reheat if it needs it and serve with some nice brown bread and a sprig of thyme.

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