Super Fast Pea Soup

The girls came round for dinner a couple of nights ago, so I absolutely HAD to cook to impress – while at the same time remembering that i only had a short time to prepare!!

A time that was made even shorter by my soon to be new employer asking me in for a meeting (which is a good thing………………………)
I got home at around 7pm with everyone due to arrive at 7.30. I can’t tell you how much i was hoping the Tudor Girls were going to be traditional and thus; turn up late!
Minted Pea Soup
Roast Pork Belly
Mashed Potato
Balsamic Strawberries
Crisis #1
No peas. I chose minted pea soup because i knew i DEFINITELY had loads of peas in the freezer!! Aaaah! The corner shop had a minute bag of petit pois – phew!
1 bag of frozen peas
1 leek chopped up
1 large garlic clove finely chopped
1 small glass of wine
Almost 2 pints vegetable stock
A large knob of butter
Salt & pepper
Put all the dry ingredients into the saucepan.

Add the stock.
Bring to the boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Then blitz the ingredients.
I just served it straight away, BUT if i were you, I would sieve it before serving as I found there were a few too many pea shells in there for my liking…
A fantastic starter for four or a midweek meal for 2.

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