Tuesday, September 8, 2009

pea soup

On Saturday night I made pea soup from Orangette, adapted from Nigella Lawson. It's made with green peas, not split peas, and it tastes like a bowl full of spring.

I just had to take a picture of that beautiful colour. The recipe is incredibly simple, just frozen peas, garlic, stock and spring onions (the recipe confused me by calling them scallions, which is a much more sophisticated name). The only bit that was difficult was buying Parmesan rind to simmer in the soup; I had to buy a hunk of Parmesan to get it. On the up side, I now have a hunk of Parmesan. I bet Nigella just bats her eyelids at her cheesemonger and gets all the rind she wants.


Annette said...

I have made that soup! It is good, and so green.

Jessica said...

That looks spectacular!! I love brightly colored foods.
We call them Scallions over here! My backyard used to be full of them in spring time.

Jessica McLeod said...

Hmm, that sounds like they are easy to grow! I think I might have to look into that!