One medium-sized potato (preferably Russell potato) – for carbohydrate and as thickener to thicken the soup.
Some cloves of Garlic – depending on how much you like them. Garlic can lower cholesterol, I read somewhere, so I always like to eat a lot of them as health food.
Somehow, I decided to go with vegetable stock cube instead of the meat ones. I wanted a clean vegetable taste. By all means, if you want to use chicken stock. I think beef and fish stock will be too overpowering.
Erm nope, we are still making green peas soup. I haven’t been eating much vegetable then. Thus, I panicked a little and added a little of whatever I have to “make up” for losses.
Cauliflowers – two golf-ball knob.
A bunch of spinach.
About 200 grams of frozen green peas.
A few handful of Parmesan Cheese
Boil some water in a pot. I added milk to it to give it a richer taste.
Add in the stock-cube for flavour.
First in high heat, add in the potatoes and garlic. Leave it to boil for about 5 minutes before adding the cauliflower.
Turn it down to medium heat and let it further simmer for 3 minutes before adding in the spinach and then green peas.
Let it boil for about 2 minutes. Do not over-boiled the green peas.
Take the pot off the heat.
Ladle a few heaps of the soup mixture into a liquidizer like the above. A word of caution – the mixture is quite hot. Do not over-fill the mixture. Fill up to about one-third of the container. Blend them in batches. Also, do put a wet-towel above the lid as the steam will escape and scale your hand.
Because you blended the mixture in batches. Some scoops might have more ingredients than others. To balance them up, mix them well the pot when bringing them to a boil. You can also re-adjust the thickness with more milk or water.
During this stage, add in the few handful of parmesan cheese. You decided how cheesy you want this soup to be.
After adding in the parmesan cheese, taste whether the soup needs any salt or pepper. I did add a small pitch of salt and a generous sprinkle of pepper.
I think the green peas can be quite sweet and can do with a tad more salt to give it a savoury edge.