Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Soup Society Part II

After lugging home 10kg of veggies to make the stock with and 5kg of Puy lentils ready for this weekends Secret Supper extravaganza, I was gutted to find that I didn't really have anything in the flat for myself to eat. All that was in the fridge was a bit of butter, some feta cheese and a lettuce which had been in the fridge untouched for a few days and was starting feel a bit sorry for it self.
So in a tempt to delude myself that I was been healthy and if I'm been honest, to try and cancel out the two Orange Club Biscuits and a piece of birthday cake that I'd snarfed earlier in the day. I made some Lettuce and Pea soup. Its green soup, its got to healthy, right ?

Lettuce and Pea Soup 


1 x Lettuce (English Flat or a couple of Little Gem's), Outer layers removed, washed and sliced
1 x Brown Onion, roughly chopped
3 handfuls of Pea's 
Veg or Chicken Stock
Maldon and Black Pepper
Feta Cheese

1. Melt butter in the pan, add onion and sweat gently for 10 mins.

2. Add peas, stir and then add enough stock to cover the peas.

3. Add the sliced lettuce and season.

4. Cover and let lettuce wilt down for a few minutes.

5. Once lettuce has wilted down and braised in the stock, remove from heat and place in a bender and blitz until smooth.

6. Check and season to taste.

7. Serve with Feta cheese crumbled on top if you wish.

By the time I'd finished a bowl of it I was almost feeling virtuous for a change. I have seen a number of Lettuce Soup recipe's in some of the books I ve got, and I ve always wondered what it tasted like. I was pleasantly surprised  how good it tasted to be honest. Taste of summer in a bowl really and perfect for a rainy June evening sat on the sofa in your pj's watching a rubbish film waiting for pans of stock to finish doing their magic.


  1. Oh this sounds delish. Soup is my absolute most favourite thing. I's dedicate an evening in the shed to my love of soups if I thought anyone else would come. I. Love. Soup.

    And this one looks like a goodie!

  2. I love your blog. We cooked this soup tonight and it was delish! I wish youd been running your supperclub when we lived in london - perhaps you could do a touring version and come to Yorkshire some time!

  3. Sweets all day, then soup, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that's balanced eating - I do it myself all the time ;P
    Pea soup is lovely though, even if it's virtuous - nothing like a bag of frozen peas to have on hand for desperate moments is there?