Okay, it's actually Pea, Chestnut and Bacon soup, based on this recipe from Chestnuts Australia, but the first time I made it, it was such a vivid green, it looked like something that had come out of a swamp, or a witch's cauldron. It tasted so incredible, though, that I couldn't resist making it again.
400g cooked, peeled chestnuts
1L chicken or vegetable stock (I used chicken)
250g diced bacon
500g frozen baby peas
2 garlic cloves
Sour cream to serve (optional)
Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium heat with a little olive oil.
Place stock, crushed garlic cloves, cooked bacon and cooked chestnuts in a pot and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Add frozen baby peas, bring to the boil again, then simmer for another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and puree with a blender until smooth.
Return to the stove to bring to the boil again.
Ladle into bowls, adding a spoon of sour cream to each bowl if desired.
Would you like something to read with your soup?
(Sara makes this soup in the first chapter!)
A sole survivor. A desperate mother. An impossible quest.
Once upon a time...
Zoticus the assassin has killed more people than he can count, but when he is the sole survivor in a town wiped out by plague, he vows to stop the scourge before more innocent lives are lost.
But what use is one man against a deadly disease?
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