Pea And Bacon Chowder With Basil Pesto And Cheddar Croutons

Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level
Pea And Bacon Chowder With Basil Pesto And Cheddar Croutons

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Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level

Ingredients

25 
g 
butter
1 
medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
150 
g 
of streaky bacon, diced
1 
medium potato, peeled and diced
2 
level tbsp plain flour
500 
ml 
chicken stock
500 
ml 
milk
350 
g 
frozen peas
Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
1 
tablespoon 
double cream
1 
tablespoon 
of snipped chives to garnish (optional)
2 
tablespoons 
rapeseed oil
2 
thick slices of bread cut into croutons
50 
g 
cheddar cheese, grated
black pepper
Sea salt
1 
tablespoon 
of green pesto (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and fry the onion and bacon together in the butter until lightly golden, then add the potato and continue to cook over a low heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, then gradually, stir in the stock and milk and season well with sea salt and black pepper. Bring to the boil, cover and gently simmer for 15 minutes, until the potato is just tender.
  3. Meanwhile to make the croutons, in a shallow frying pan, heat the rapeseed oil, add the bread croutons and toss in the oil, season well with sea salt and black pepper and toast in the pan, until golden and crisp. Remove from the heat, cool slightly and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  4. Add to the chowder the peas, bring back to the boil and simmer for another 3-4 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Adjust seasoning if necessary and stir in the cream and chives.

Serving tip

To serve the chowder, place in bowls, serve with the croutons on top and a blob of pesto.

Info per serving

KCal
Fat (g)
Sat.fat (g)
Sugar (g)
Salt (g)
Nutritional Information
369
21.2
9.7
7.9
2.6
* 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.