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Minty Pea and Nettle Soup
Also nice as a cold dish next day.
1 chopped onion
4 cloves of garlic
a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
500g of frozen peas (about 2 cups)
as many nettle tops as you like - we had about 20 (optional ingredient but very good)
a good handful of fresh mint (or 2 teaspoons of dried), grow your own: from seed
water to cover well
seasalt to taste
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the peas, mint and nettles and cover well with water. Bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes or so until the peas are properly cooked. Liquidise, taste and add salt to preference.