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Creamy Pea Soup

RECIPES

Issued by JNPR on behalf of Clover - Aug 18th 2017, 12:10

Clover shares their CREAMY PEA SOUP recipe from the Clover Economical Family Fare cook book to help warm up your day.

To help make the book more affordable to the public, Clover has covered a part of its development costs; that is why a full-colour cookbook can have such a low price tag. In addition to this, a percentage of the book’s sales will are donated to the Clover Mama Afrika project, Clover’s CSI project. The Project identifies women who are already agents of change in their communities and helps train them to become self-sustaining women with skills which then they can use to derive income from, in order to support orphaned and abused children and the elderly and infirm.

Ingredients
1 x 250 g packet of bacon, diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
500 g dry split peas
6 x 250 ml weak chicken stock
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
500 ml chopped ham
10 ml salt
1 bay leaf
5 ml fine black pepper
250 ml CLOVER cream

Method
1. Heat a large heavy-bottomed saucepan and fry the bacon until it is crispy and the fat has been fried out.

Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on a paper towel. Keep aside.

2. Add the onion and celery to the remaining fat in the saucepan and sauté gently until the vegetables are cooked.

3. Add the peas, weak chicken stock, potatoes, ham, salt, bay leaf and pepper.

4. Bring the mixture to the boil before turning down the heat. Cover the saucepan and simmer the soup for 45 minutes or until the peas are soft. Stir from time to time.

5. Remove the bay leaf and let the soup cool down slightly. Pulp the soup in batches in a food processor or with a stick blender. Pour the soup back into the saucepan and stir in the cream. Stir thoroughly. Heat the soup over low heat until hot throughout, but don’t let it boil.

6. Garnish with crispy bacon, and serve.


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