Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Positively the BEST soup ever!

Oh my god I made this snow peas soup last night and it is absolutely amazing!!  Don't be fooled by the colour though..  It has the perfect texture and an a taste to die for!  Here goes

500g trimmed snow peas 30g butter extra virgin olive oil for frying and drizzling 3 eschalots, peeled and chopped 1.2 litres chicken stock Blanch snow peas in salted boiling water for 30 seconds, drain and plunge into cold water. Melt butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, add a dash of oil and fry eschalot until soft, but not browned. Add stock and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Reserve a few drained snow peas for serving. Working in batches, place remaining snow peas in a food processor with fried eschalot and stock mixture, and process until smooth. When ready to serve, reheat soup in a large saucepan over a medium heat, taste and add sea salt and ground black pepper if desired; do not allow soup to boil. Serve in bowls topped with a drizzle of olive oil, reserved snow peas and ground black pepper. Serves 4. 

You can also add bits of fried bacon if you simply can't resist that meaty flavour.  Enjoy!  I know you will

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