Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croutons

Quite possibly the easiest & quickest soup I have ever made! I tried to make a Minced Beef Wellington this evening, but it was a disaster! So this was what I made instead as I had no time and little else in!

The only change I made to this recipe (taken from the goodfood wesite) was an onion, sweated before adding the other ingredients. My children loved having fish fingers in their soup!

  • 500g frozen peas
  • 4 medium potatoes , peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 300g pack fish fingers (about 10)
  • 3 tbsp green pesto 

  1. Tip the peas and potatoes into a large saucepan, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins, until the potato chunks are tender. Meanwhile, grill the fish fingers as per pack instructions until cooked through and golden. Cut into bitesize cubes and keep warm.
  2. Take a third of the peas and potatoes out of the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Blend the rest of the soup until smooth, then stir in the pesto with the reserved vegetables. Heat through and serve in warm bowls with the fish finger croƻtons on top.


  1. What a fantastic idea to use fish fingers as croutons! Love it!

    Love your blog, Jen. You cook the kind of food that makes me happy!

    1. I am so glad you like it :) This kind of food makes me very happy too :D