Recipes supplied by Richard Rust , a fabulous, 5 star trained, gourmet chef. He has cooked for, amongst others, British royalty, Woolworths and written for Taste magazine. His company Gourmet Gurus caters for children’s parties; lunch boxes; private/corporate functions and dinner parties.
Wonderful soup for cold wintry days. For a vegetarian option replace the bacon with feta and the chicken stock with vegetable stock. You can also make this a low fat (almost fat free) by removing the bacon and replacing the butter with a drop of oil. This soup is also great for freezing and keeps for 4 days in the fridge.
Preparation Time: 10minutes + soaking overnight of peas
Cooking Time: 45minutes
2 small onion, peeled and finely diced
4 tbsp Marrow, diced
4 tbsp leeks, finely sliced
4 tbsp spring onion, finely sliced
100gm split peas, soaked overnight and rinsed
2 medium potato, peeled and diced
Small pinch fine black pepper
2 tsp chicken stock
2 tsp maizena mixed with 2tbsp water
200gm streaky bacon, chopped and cooked
- In a pan melt the butter; add onion, marrow, leeks and spring onion. Cook until soft without browning.
- Add water, peas, potato, pepper and stock bring to the boil.
- Whisk in the maizena and cook for 30minutes or until the peas are tender.
- Stick blend until completely smooth, bring back to boil with the cooked bacon and serve