Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Broccoli, leek and Pea Soup
Your all going to think I'm a big weirdo for saying this but I actually kind of like all the rain were having at the moment, I know it's July and we should be spending long lazy day's in the park playing Frisbee, eating ice cream and drinking Pimms, and I really do love doing all those things.
But I also love wearing snugly socks, listening to radio 4 whilst watching the rain drip down my window eating a big bowl of homemade soup even though that does make me sound about twice my age.
Broccoli, Leek and Pea Soup
Large Head of Broccoli
2 big leeks
4 big handfuls of frozen peas
home-made chicken/veg stock or Swiss bouillon
Salt and Pepper
Creme Fraiche to serve (optional)
Saute the leeks in butter and little a little oil until soft then add your chopped broccoli and cook for a few minutes before adding your stock. Season with a little salt and pepper and leave to cook until your veg is starting to soften. At the last moment add your peas as cook very quickly. Now blend it all together and add any more seasoning if it needs it and stir a dollop of creme fraiche in which I think go's really well with peas.
It's a lovely fresh tasting soup but with all soups I think it will taste better the next day when the flavours have had time to mature.