Courgette, Pea and Mint Soup
Ingredients for four servings.
1/2 medium sized onion, chopped.
250gm courgette, grated.
150gm peas (or frozen petits pois defrosted).
500ml chicken stock (or vegetable stock if preferred).
4gm of mint leaves, finely chopped.
3tbs single cream.
Grated zest lemon.
Sweat onion in butter for 10 minutes until soft but not brown. Add grated courgettes (putting a little aside for garnish) and peas to pan and mix well in the butter.
Add stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Add mint (with a little put aside for garnish) along with the cream. Blitz the pan contents with a hand blunderer food processor until smooth then season to taste.
Serve up (may have to be heated up after blitzing) and swirl in a 1/2 teaspoon of cream in the middle of the bowl. Mix up set aside grated courgette and mint with the lemon zest and sprinkle a small amount in the centre of the cream swirl along with a grating of black pepper then serve.