Saturday, August 18, 2007

Curried Pea and Lettuce Soup

Sorry folks, no photo for this one because I am a big ol' duffer who completely forgot! Both my husband and daughter have that awful leurgy that seems to be taking Melbourne out, so my mind was more on making a soup to make them feel better, or at the very least a little bit less congested, and the whole photo thing simply went out the window.

So you'll have to take my word for it that this soup is very, very green. And very, very good for people with horrible snuffly colds. It's also good for alarming dinner guests (trust me, it's that green!), but that's a story for another day.

Curried Pea and Lettuce Soup

1 cos lettuce, leaves washed well and roughly shredded
1 onion, diced
50 grams butter (or olive oil for vegans)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons hot curry powder
1 litre vegetable stock or water
500g frozen peas

1 - Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then saute the onion until tender and golden. Add the garlic and curry powder, and mix until combined. If you happen to have a cold, take this opportunity to stick you head right in the pan, and breath in deeply. We'll shake off that cold in no time - you, me and the peas!

2 - Add the lettuce, and stir so it is coated with the onion mixture. Wait until it wilts, then add the peas and stock.

3 - Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Let the soup cool, then blend until smooth. Reheat to serve, ideally with some yummy crusty bread.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!! Made with whatever was lying around the house it tasted fantastic!