April 18, 2010

Pea and Rocket Soup

Something healthy after all that indulgence... This recipe is from a book called Bowl Food. I love frozen peas: they are excellent crushed with some butter and onion or in a soup like this one.

Pea and rocket soup

1 tbs olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
700 g frozen peas
100 g rocket leaves
750 ml hot vegetable (or chicken) stock
black pepper
parmesan and rocket leaves to garnish

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft. Add the peas and the rocket and cook for a further couple of minutes. Add the stock, bring to boil and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Season the soup with black pepper, then process in a food processor or with a stab mixer until almost smooth. Serve with parmesan and rocket leaves.

4 comments:

  1. What is rocket leaves? Maybe there is another name in America. This soup looks so good to eat! I have only recently fallen in love with pea soups after I finally dared to try my mom's when visiting home. I missed out on a lot of good meals as a little girl I guess!

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  2. Maybe you know rocket as arugula? It was really yummy and especially so with some parmesan on top!

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  3. I really like these simple but nourishing soups Maria! :D

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  4. Such a gorgeous shade of green! I love frozen peas too - they're so sweet and juicy - but I must remember to use them in soups like this one as well!

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