Monday, 15 October 2012
Pea and Pistou Soup
OK so, it's getting toward that time of year, where everything is a little colder, the leaves have fallen from the trees, or the ones that are left clinging on are bright red as they anticipate the winter.
I hate it at the moment, night time appears to come twice as fast, it just makes me want to go to sleep, well, either go to sleep or cuddle up with a blanket, with a film on, eating a bowl of soup!
Here's one of the uses I mentioned for my homemade Pistou.
I know green soup is probably not the most attractive colour for a soup, but I quite like it. It has the same appeal to me as guacamole. Plus I love the contrast of the red and the green, I think it would be lovely served on boxing day, or any other day around Christmas time. Truly festive! (I know, too early to be thinking about Christmas!!!!)
I may have mentioned this before, but I'm a bit of a lover of all things spicy! My all time favourite soup is, well, anything with chili in!
This soup is so simple to make, you can whip up an entire vat full in about ten minutes!
Normally I am totally against frozen veg, when they are frozen, they just seem to lose all of their flavour, but there are two bags of vegetables that are permanent fixtures in my freezer. Peas. and Sweetcorn. (well not just any peas, Petit pois)
Growing up my francophile mother used to refuse to buy any other peas than petit pois, and I think she might have been on to something, because although other varieties work, nothing comes close to the sweetness given off by the petit pois.
Try it, you'll see.
Serve this soup sprinkled with dried chili flakes, and accompanied with wholemeal flat breads toasted and cut into strips and you will be everyone's favourite person!
You know what I like: Simple, fast, colourful, tasty, spicy, cheap and makes me forget meat ever existed!
Not too much to ask for is it?!