Pork & Green Pea Soup

Pork & Green Pea Soup

Peas never taste so good! A quick and easy sous vide recipe that would be a great start to any dinner party.

Prep Time: 25 minutes      Cook Time: 2 hours      Serves: 6
Pork & Green Pea Soup
Ingredients: 
  • 450g (1 pound) bacon, cut into pieces and browned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped mint
  • 900ml ( 3 3/4 cups) chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 900g (2 bags) frozen or fresh peas
  • 240ml heavy cream

Optional

  • 240ml heavy cream

Serving Suggestions

  • Crème fraiche
  • Crispy garlic crostini
Preparation: 
  • Fill your sous vide water bath with water and preheat to 71°C (160°F). 
  • Cut the bacon into pieces and sauté over medium heat until browned. Remove from heat, and set aside, in a large bowl, add all ingredients excluding the chicken stock and combine thoroughly. 
  • Divide all ingredients equally into two, 3.80 litre (1 gallon) vacuum pouches. Remove as much air from the pouches as possible with your hands and vacuum seal.
  • Submerge both pouches completely in the water bath and cook for 2 hours.
  • Remove the ingredients from the vacuum pouches and place into a blender or food processor to purée until smooth or leave a little chunky depending on your preference. For an extra silky texture add 240ml of heavy cream.
  • Place the ingredients in a pot with the chicken stock and simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes. Add additional stock if needed.
  • Ladel the soup equally into 6 bowls. Garnish with a tablespoon of créme fraiche and crispy garlic crostini.