Video:How to Make British Mint-Pea Soupwith Taylor Tracy
British mint-pea soup is a refreshing, easy soup that can be served chilled or hot. Follow this how-to video from About.com for a step-by-step recipe for delicious British mint-pea soup.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make British Mint-Pea Soup
Hi, I'm Taylor with About.com and today I'll be showing you how to prepare a tastefully British mint-pea soup.
Ingredients for British Mint-Pea Soup
You will need:
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 stick or butter
- 1 medium red onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
- 5 cups fresh peas
- 1 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 liter of vegetable stock
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (this is optional)
You will also need a large saucepan and a food processor.
Start the British Mint-Pea Soup
Gently heat your oil and butter in a large saucepan for about 10 minutes and add your onion to the oil and butter mix. Cook until soft, but not brown. Peel and mince the garlic and add it into the mix. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add about 3/4 of your 5 cups of peas, 1 cup of mint, and about 3/4 of your 1 liter of vegetable stock. Cover with a tight fitting lid and continue cooking on a medium boil for 10 minutes.
Finish Cooking the British Mint-Pea Soup
Blend the soup in a food processor so it will be thick and creamy. Pour the mixture back into the pan, along with salt or ground black pepper to taste. Add the additional peas and vegetable stock and cook over medium heat for about 5 more minutes. It's a soothing soup when warm or a refreshing soup when cold. This soup serves about 4 people and tastes lovely with a little bit of Parmesan cheese on top.
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