Pea and coriander soup

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
900ml homemade chicken stock
50g butter
150g finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
450g peas (good quality frozen are fine)
10g chopped fresh coriander, plus whole leaves for garnish
Sugar, for seasoning
Softly whipped cream, for garnish
1) Bring the chicken stock to a boil and keep warm.

2) Melt the butter on a gentle heat and add the onions, garlic, and chilli. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sweat for 3 to 4 mins. Add the peas and cover with the hot stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 8 mins. Add the coriander and puree the liquid in a blender. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of sugar, which enhances the flavour even further. Serve with a swirl of softly whipped cream and a few fresh coriander leaves sprinkled over the top.

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