Halloween: rest in peas soup

Person Author: Maaike Calender October 31, 2015 Posted No Tags Comment No Comments

Because of the pun it’s great for Halloween, but with “normal” soldiers good for any day of the year.


For 8-10 bowls:

50grams of butter

2 onions, chopped finely

2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely

1.5 kilo of frozen peas (if you bags are 450grams like mine just use 3)

750ml of (chicken) stock

100grams or streaky bacon

1 green chilli pepper, whole

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon of oil

Bunch of parsley (chopped)

1 slice of white bread per person, roasted cut in half and made into gravestones



In a dry frying pan, place rashes of bacon and bake until crispy, do this in batches if needed, let drain on kitchen paper.

In a souppan het oil and  soften onions, garlic and chilli on alow heat.

Once softened add 2/3 of the frozen peas and 2/3 of the stock.

Let simmer for 2 minutes and them add the parsley, cook for another minute.

Blend soup in blender.

Return soup to the pan and add ½ the rest of the peas (reserve some for decoration) and the butter.

The soup should be quite thick to support the weight of the bacon and decoration peas

But if too thick add a bit more stock.


ladle soup into bowls, decorate with bacon peas and the gravestone soldiers



Recipe adapted from BBC Good food, photos Gardeninglady







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