Aromatic Potato, Pea & Mint Soup with Garlic Toasts

A beautiful soup recipe exploding with the beautiful flavours of garam masala blending in with the thick consistency born out of mixing rooster potatoes and peas and mint. This recipe is served best with a slice of French bread flavoured with garlic. 

Prep in:
5 mins
Cook in:
15 mins
Serves:
4

Ingredients

250g Rooster potatoes, peeled and cubed

400g petits pois

1 onion, sliced

1l vegetable stock

1 small bunch of mint leaves

2tbsp garam masala plus extra to serve

8 slices of French bread

Rapeseed oil

Salt, pepper and chilli flakes

1 bunch coriander

Method

Heat a saucepan with a little oil and gently cook the onions until soft and translucent and starting to caramelise a little. Stir in the garam masala

Add the potatoes and stock, then bring to the boil. Simmer for ten minutes then add the peas, coriander and mint leaves, leaving a few for the garnish. Return to the boil then blend carefully until smooth.

Toast the bread then rub with a little garlic, sprinkle with garam masala and serve with the soup garnished with a little more garam masala, some chilli flakes a few drops of oil and some mint leaves.

 

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Poached Eggs on Tomato and Mushroom Toasts

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Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 2 large flat mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt & black pepper
  • 1 tablesp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 thick slices of good bread, toasted on one side
  • 4-6 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices cheese

To Cook

Heat a little of the olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for a minute or two and season.
Set aside. Bring a shallow pan of water to simmer, add the vinegar and salt. Break one egg onto a saucer, stir the water to create a whirlpool, tip in the egg and leave to cook for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, lift on to a plate. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Keep the water hot.

Heat the grill to high, arrange the mushrooms on the untoasted side of the bread, cover with the tomatoes and then the cheese, grill for 5-6 mins until the cheese has just melted. Place the toast on warmed plates. Slide all the eggs back into the hot water and leave for 30 seconds, lift out and drain on kitchen paper, then put one on top of toast. Season and serve.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 16g 

Carbohydrates: 25g 

Fat: 16g  

Iron: 2.2mg 

Energy: 292 kcal 

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