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Green Pea Soup

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Green pea soup is the perfect soup for those cold Winter nights. This delicious green pea soup is great when finished with cream and served with Soda BreadLogo Thanks to Yes Peas !
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  • For the soup:
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • 500 g frozen peas
    Birds Eye Garden peas 800g
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 100 ml double cream
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • A little grated nutmeg
  • Pancetta Cream:
  • 15 g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 110 g pancetta, finely diced
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 200 ml whipping cream
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • For the Soda Bread:
  • 170 g self-raising flour
  • 170 g plain flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 300 ml buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 200deg;C/400deg;/Gas 6
  2. To make the soup: heat the butter or oil in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat, add the onion, potato and garlic and sweat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the stock and simmer for 8 minutes until the potato is soft. Add the peas, parsley and mint and cook for a further 5 minutes until the peas are just cooked, add the cream and blend the soup until smooth, season with sea salt, black pepper and a little nutmeg.
  4. To make the pancetta cream; melt the butter over a medium heat and sweat the garlic and shallots for 3-4 minutes until soft, add the pancetta and cook for a further 2 minutes. 
  5. Add the wine and cook, stirring until most of the liquid has reduced, stir in the cream and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring often for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened, season to taste.
  6. Serve the soup in a warm bowl topped with the pancetta cream, crispy pancetta and soda bread. 
  7. For the Soda Bread: To make the soda bread, pour the flours, salt, thyme and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and mix together. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly with a large knife to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and briefly knead.
  8. Form into a large ball and flatten the dough slightly before placing on a lightly floured baking sheet. Cut a cross on the top and bake for approximately 20 - 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack and serve with the soup. Low-fat
Serving tip

If you can’t locate buttermilk use full-fat milk and add the juice of 1/2 lemon and stir.

Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 678 39.8 22.9 10 4.6
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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