Green Pea and Potato Chowder

This beautifully coloured, rich, creamy soup is made from everyday ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 rasher bacon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes (300 g/10 1/2 oz)
  • 2 cups (500 ml/16 fl oz) water
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3-4 mint sprigs
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml/4 fl oz) cream

Cooking Process

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  1. Chop the onion, garlic and bacon and cook gently in the butter in a medium to large saucepan without allowing it to brown.
  2. Scrub and cube the potatoes.
  3. Add the onion, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the water, chicken stock, sugar and the mint.
  5. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add the frozen peas and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  7. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooked vegetables if desired.
  8. Puree soup in a blender or food processor, adding 1/2 cup cream.
  9. Reheat if necessary, without boiling, adding reserved vegetables for garnish if required.

Green Pea and Potato Chowder

Bon Apetite!

 

Green Pea and Potato Chowder