Irresistible Pea and Mint Soup
Irresistible Pea and Mint Soup, the classic British dish that’s fresh, light and with the promise of summer yet to come!
Pea and mint soup has been around for a very long time. It’s one of the first dishes I remember (I’m not that old, I’m just making a point, bear with me) and been has been cited throughout history on countless occasions.
Well-known around most of Europe, pea soup comes in various guises. In Germany it’s often eaten with ‘Wienerwürstchen’ (a type of hot dog sausage) or bits of bacon, and usually with dark bread.
I won’t pretend to know much about the Scandinavian tradition, but it seems to have been around for quite some time too – and is eaten with pork and mustard followed by baby pancakes on Thursdays. They seem pretty strict about that, so Thursdays it is.
It’s known in North America too – in Canada it originated in Quebec and usually featured salt pork and yellow peas; sometimes dumplings, carrots or turnips. In the US it is said to have come from French-Canadian workers and often had pork, ham and carrots too.
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