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  • Green Pea Soup with Pancetta Cream


    Green Pea Soup with Pancetta CreamNot everyone has time for a big Mother’s Day lunch – so if you’re looking for a light bite, try this tasty soup from award-winning chef Rachel Green. For more great recipes, visit for a free recipes book.

    Recipe Rachel Green – ( / Image Mike Powell (

    Green Pea Soup with Pancetta Cream

    Serving Size: 6


    • 30g butter
    • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 small potato, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
    • 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
    • 500g frozen peas
    • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
    • ½ tbsp chopped mint
    • 100ml double cream
    • Sea salt and black pepper
    • A little grated nutmeg
    • For the Pancetta Cream:
    • 15g butter
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    • 110g pancetta, finely diced
    • 50ml white wine
    • 200ml whipping cream
    • Sea salt and black pepper


    1. To make the soup; heat the butter or oil in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat, add the onion, potato and garlic and sweat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Add the stock and simmer for 8 minutes until the potato is soft. Add the peas, parsley and mint and cook for a further 5 minutes until the peas are just cooked, add the cream and blend the soup until smooth, season with sea salt, black pepper and a little nutmeg.
    2. To make the pancetta cream; melt the butter over a medium heat and sweat the garlic and shallots for 3-4 minutes until soft, add the pancetta and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring until most of the liquid has reduced, stir in the cream and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring often for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened, season to taste.
    3. Serve the soup in a warm bowl topped with the pancetta cream, crispy pancetta and soda bread.




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