Autumn time is many ways time for making and enjoying various home-made soups.
I have found this recipe on pea soup with bacon
in the recipe collection of COOP. I have made a few adjustments. I did not have any lemon, so the lemon zest was not added into the soup. I also decided to fry the radish and nut in the fat of the bacon after the frying of the bacon. Instead of hazel nuts I used cashew nuts instead of, as I could not find the hazel nuts anywhere in my kitchen. And finally I increase the amount of vegetable stock from 1 dl to 2½ dl.
The original recipe states, that it can serve 4 persons, which I find a little hard to believe, at my mother and I almost empty the cooking pot with the soup !!! So in my opinion the recipe only serves 2 persons, if it is served as main course. If served as appetizer, when it can served 4 persons or more.
I found the soup to be a little to sweet in taste, which could be due to the lack of the lemon zest. Perhaps addition of ½-1 teaspoon apple/white wine vinegar could have reduced the sweetness of the soup as well ?
Another suggestion for soup based on pea could be this pea & courgette
, and off cause soup on pumpkin
is very most in season right here and now.
Pea soup with bacon bites: - 2 persons
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves of garlic - roughly chopped
- 1 onion - roughly chopped
- 600 g peas - fresh or frozen, I used frozen
- 2½ dl vegetable stock
- 2½ dl dairy whipping cream with 38% fat, cream with lower fat content can also be used
- Salt & pepper for seasoning
- 140-150 g bacon squares
- 100 g radish - medium-thin sliced
- 2-3 tablespoon cashew nuts
- Fry the chopped garlic and onion in the butter for approx 2 minutes.
- Add in the peas and vegetable stock.
- Let the soup simmer gentle for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile fry the bacon bites on a frying pan.
- When the bacon bites are crispy, remove them from the frying pan.
- Fry the radish slices and nuts in the bacon fat for approx 5-6 minutes.
- Blend the soup into a homogeneous mass
- Pout the dairy cream and bring the soup to the boil.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Serve the pea soup with the topping of crispy bacon bites, radish slices and cashew nuts.