Yellow Pea and Bacon Soup

Yellow Pea and Bacon Soup
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
Method
 
  • Serves 4
  • 200g dried yellow peas
  • 100g speck or smoked bacon, finely chopped
  • 1.2 L of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 med. onion, finely chopped
  • 2 med. carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 small potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp of dried marjoram
  • 1-2 tbsps olive oil
  • Salt (if necessary) and black pepper to season
1. Using a large saucepan, heat the olive oil till just hot. Add the finely chopped
bacon or speck to the pan and fry over a mediuim heat till lightly browned.
2. Add the vegetables to the pan (except the potato) and sweat over a gentle
heat for approx. 5 minutes.
3. Add the potato, dried peas and marjoram then pour in the stock and season with some freshly ground black pepper. Pop a lid on the pan and simmer the soup for approx. 40 mins or until peas are soft and creamy.
4. Check for seasoning, adding a little extra salt if necessary.
5. If you prefer a slightly smoother texture, just pour half the soup into a blender, blend till creamy then return the blended soup to the pan.

Yellow Pea and Bacon Soup

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This recipe was uploaded by Allora Andiamo

 
 
Makes a nice lunch served with some crusty bread :)
If you want a more filling meal you can serve it with some smoked sausages. Just add them towards the end of cooking to warm them through gently.

Method


1. Using a large saucepan, heat the olive oil till just hot. Add the finely chopped
bacon or speck to the pan and fry over a mediuim heat till lightly browned.
2. Add the vegetables to the pan (except the potato) and sweat over a gentle
heat for approx. 5 minutes.
3. Add the potato, dried peas and marjoram then pour in the stock and season with some freshly ground black pepper. Pop a lid on the pan and simmer the soup for approx. 40 mins or until peas are soft and creamy.
4. Check for seasoning, adding a little extra salt if necessary.
5. If you prefer a slightly smoother texture, just pour half the soup into a blender, blend till creamy then return the blended soup to the pan.
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