Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Pea Pod Soup
We washed and boiled a pot full of pods for 10 minutes and left the pods in the pan until the next day. The liquid was strained through a colander and the pods squeezed to extract as much liquid as possible. The pods were still fibrous and tough but the liquid was a lovely colour and surely must be full of nutrients. The pods still ended up in the compost but at least we had extracted some of the goodness and a lunch.
We finely chopped an onion and three cloves of garlic and fried until soft in a olive oil.
Finely diced two medium sized potatoes and added them to the pan with salt and pepper to taste. Added the pea pod liquid, a handful of peas, two sprigs of finely chopped mint and cooked the soup for about 15 minutes.
The result was a well worth the effort. A very tasty soup enjoyed with an olive roll.