If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
-J.R.R Tolkien

27 February 2012

Creme Ninon aka Posh Pea Soup

Creme Ninon is so easy to make and tastes so good, great light starter for a nice dinner. My recipe goes something like this:
(serves 2-4)

2 small bags of frozen peas (can use fresh when they're in season but frozen are always good)
1 onion, chopped
Olive oil, 2 tbsp
1 herby veg stock cube
Water, enough to cover the peas
Plenty of fresh mint leaves

Cream, 1dl, whipped but not too much
Champagne (I used Cremant d'Alsace) , 1dl

1. Sautee the onion in the olive oil in a saucepan until translucent.

2. Add the peas, veg stock cube and the water. Bring to boil and let simmer for a couple of minutes, don't overcook the peas. 

3. Add the mint leaves and blitz with a stick blender. Pass through a sieve to make it very smooth.

4. Serve the soup on bowl, add a dollop of cream in the middle and pour a small amount of Champagne around it. 

5. Enjoy with some more Champagne. Oh la la!

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