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Split-Pea & Bacon Soup

Perfect for those chilly days, this creamy and delicious pairing is comfort food with a twist.

 

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4)
  • 1 packet (250g) Woody’s diced bacon
  • 2 cups peas (can be frozen)
  • ½ an onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 500ml water
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to season

METHOD (SERVES 4)
  1. Fry the bacon in a large pot over moderate heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. Lightly fry the onion in the left-over bacon grease, then add the peas, carrots and water and bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until tender (3-5 minutes).
  4. Blend the soup in a food processor and stir in the bacon bits and parsley.
  5. Season with salt & pepper and serve hot.