/ Vegetable Soup
HOW MANY PEAS YOU HAVE WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF EACH INGREDIENT YOU NEED.
water to cover plus a bit
dried or fresh herb, e.g. mint, thyme, sage, etc.
swiss (or other) cheese, shredded
How to Make Frozen Peas Soup
1Put frozen peas in a sauce pan and cover with water, about a cup of water for every cup of peas.
2Season the peas with salt, pepper and the herb of your choice. Dried mint is a wonderful choice but may be jarring to more conservative eaters who think of mint as being only suited to sweets.
3When the peas are tender, use an immersion blender* to create a smooth soup, adding milk or cream as necessary to get a thick and pleasing consistency. Adjust the seasoning.
*Alternatively, use a regular blender or a food mill to puree the peas.
4Stir in the diced ham, heat through, and serve, garnished with the shredded cheese.
Two problems solved: a delicious soup for supper and no more forgotten bags of peas in the back of the freezer!
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Posted: Sun, Feb 3, 2013