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Pea, Ham and Nutmeg soup.

By samsungdh (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • 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:

  • Extras:

Use a deep pan suitable for soups for cooking.

  • Use a deep pan suitable for soups for cooking.

Method

  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 2
    Fry for 5 mins on a low heat.
  • STEP 3
    Finely chop the garlic and add to bacon.
  • STEP 4
    Fry for another minuite with the bacon.
  • STEP 5
    Meanwhile peel and dice the potato, make the vegtable stock with 700ml boiling water and vegtable stock (i used bullion).
  • STEP 6
    Add the diced potato, peas and vegtable stock too the pan.
  • STEP 7
    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.
  • STEP 8
    Simmer on a low heat for 15 minuites untill the peas and potato are soft.
  • STEP 9
    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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