Fresh pea
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Appetizing Fresh pea, bacon and zucchini soup Recipe

You will need 1.3kg unshelled fresh peas for this recipe.
Fresh pea, bacon and zucchini soup
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 0:40 | Total Time : 1:00 | Serving : 6 person.

Ingredients

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 250g smoked bacon, rind removed, finely chopped

  • 3 (about 500g) green zucchini, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped

  • 500g shelled fresh peas

  • 2L (8 cups) Massel vegetable liquid stock

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat 60ml (1/4 cup) of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and half the bacon, and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until bacon is light brown. Add zucchini and peas and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until heated through. Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in mint.

  • Step 2

    Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add remaining bacon and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.

  • Step 3

    Place half the pea mixture in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat with the remaining pea mixture. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup among bowls and sprinkle with crisp bacon to serve.

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