Friday, 26 February 2010


Making soup is simple , so even the culinary challenged can give this a go .
You need
1 spud
1 onion
2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
1 litre of water
small bag of frozen peas (about 400g)
1 bag watercress
dried or fresh mint (Optional)

1. Peel and chop the onion.
2.Place in a saucepan with a tablespoon of oil or butter , put the lid on and cook on a low heat until the onion goes see through (This is call sweating as it creates it own little onion sauna - so keep that lid on tight about 5 minutes).
3.While your onion is getting sweaty  , peel and chop your spud (The smaller you chop it the quicker it will cook)
4.Once your onion is done chuck in the spud , 1 ltr of water and the crumbled stock cubes . Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes (or until the spud is tender)
5.Chuck in the peas bring back to a simmer and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
6.Chuck in the watercress and simmer for another 2 or so minutes . Add the mint and blend to texture of  choice .
Obviously smooth and silky gets the cultured vote , but we do have a readership from the colonies where all sorts of disgusting habits abound.
Serve in whatever form takes your fancy , I love it in a big old mug with warm garlic bread for dunking.
Do remember its hot and will burn nekkid flesh so this may limit your choices


Scarlet Blue said...

...or open a can..

MJ said...

While your onion is getting sweaty , peel and chop your spud

Is this some sort of smutty euphemism?

KAZ said...

Sounds delicious - but are you going to enter your 'big old mug' for MJ's competition.

eroswings said...

Sounds delicious--but I'm going to add some meat or poultry. Soup with just veggies is just a salad to me :)

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Well, that's lunch sorted. Thanks BEAST!

Anonymous said...

dont even bother it tastes like shit.. here at cafe c we tried it and that as far as it went... we are now waiting for dynarod as i type what aload of shit............................................................ burp!

inkspot said...

If that's meant to be pea soup then you've entirely missed the point Beast. To put it another way: there's being in touch with one's feminine side, and there's being girly. This soup is so girly not even girls will eat it.

Anonymous said...

It does sound nice! I would also add some mixed root veg to supplement the potatoe such as turnips, parsnips and mangle wurzels... delicious. Also cabbage would be nice. And beetroot.

The curate is out on bail by the way - I did not know that was possible ...

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