Pea Soup Using Dried Peas Recipe

pea soup

Pea soup is very comforting, sweet and delicious. Made with marrowfat dried peas that are grown especially for drying.

Ingredients for Pea Soup:

  • 4 oz (112g) dried peas
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 1½ pints (850 ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 oz (28 g) butter

Method for Pea Soup:

  1. Soak the peas overnight in plenty of cold water. Drain and rinse them.
  2. Peel the onion and stick the cloves into it and place in a large saucepan with the peas,  mint and vegetable stock.
  3. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for around an hour until the peas are very tender.
  4. Remove the cloves from the onion.
  5. Transfer the onion and the rest of the soup to a blender/liquidiser and liquidise until it is smooth.
  6. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Return to a clean saucepan and re-heat.
  8. Add the butter just before serving.

Serves 4.

Posted in Val's Preserves, Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Soups, All Recipes, Peas
One comment on “Pea Soup Using Dried Peas Recipe
  1. tj says:

    Mmm, you have just reminded me, my father (born 1913) used to simmer a huge onion for about an hour, or till it was tender all the way through. We children used to “hover” hoping he would offer some, of course he always did. It would be served in it’s juice with a knob of butter and always white pepper, with crusty white bread on the side – I know what I am doing with these lovely large onions I have grown (I think he would use what he called a Spanish onion, I wonder if mine will taste as good?). I hope so, this is the first time I have ever grown onions to a good size! What did I do? I changed gardens 🙂

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