Soups And Salads Event - Pea Soup

Post the Diwali hum drum, time to move on to shed some of the weight put on during the last 1 week. Starting off on the Soups And Salads Event this week.

This is a humble pea soup. The main flavoring comes from the roasted garlic. Roasting the garlic takes the edge off it and gives it a sweetness which makes a great and subtle base for the rest.


Ingredients:

1 whole garlic,
2 tsps olive oil,
200 gms frozen peas,
25g butter,
2 tbsps freshly grated parmesan (optional)
200 ml warm stock,
150 ml cream (I have used Amul low fat cream)
Salt and pepper as per taste,


Method:

  1. Slice off the top of the garlic so that you can see the tops of the cloves revealed in a cross section. Remove the cloves and spread it out in a baking tray. Add a little bit of salt and a little olive oil and grill for about 20 mins. This makes all the difference to the soup. 
  2. Cook the peas in boiling salted water. Drain and blend. 
  3. Squeeze in the soft cooked cloves of garlic. Add the butter, parmesan and half of the stock. Process to a creamy puree. 
  4. Pour into a saucepan and add the remaining stock. Add cream or extra stock to taste. 
  5. Heat gently, season with salt and pepper and serve. 
  6. Serve hot immediately.

This is a thick and creamy soup. The roasted garlic has a sublte taste lingering in the mouth with a tinge of sweetness to it. Awesome soup. Just right for a cold winter evening.

This is my entry to my event Soups and Salads hosted by Foodie In Me and Escapades.


Read more about the event and participation details here.

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