Welcome to Little Miss Cookalot

I love to cook and try new dishes, and more often than not I am asked for the recipe, so I decided to start Little Miss Cookalot as a way of sharing my successes, and failures in the kitchen. The recipes that you find on LMC are what you would find if you came to my house. As a mother of two, there is a focus on food for fussy eaters and you may also notice I like to bake... Most recipes here are amended from well known chefs/cookbook authors, and you will find the source at the bottom of each recipe unless its entirely my own creation. Check back regularly as I hope to add at least 2 new recipes every week.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Modern Day - Pea and Ham Soup

2 tsp olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 1/2C frozen peas
1 potato, peeled and grated
1L chicken stock
1/4C mint leaves
1/2C single (pouring) cream
sea salt and cracked pepper
6 slices prosciutto

Heat a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the oil and onion and cook for 4 minutes or until soft.  Add the peas, potato and stock and bring to the boil.  Cook for 6 mins or until the peas are tender.  Add the mint, cream, salt and pepper.  Place the pea mixture in a blender and blend until almost smooth.  Return the soup to the pan.  Preheat a grill on high heat.  Grill the prosciutto for 1 minute or until just crisp.  Break the prosciutto into pieces and stir through the soup.

Another one thats very easy to make, and I found this quite tasty.  I like the spin of adding the prosciutto at the end.   A simple Winters soup.

Source:  Donna Hay, Fast, Fresh, Simple.

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