Pea and wild Garlic Soup with Quail Scotch Egg - serves 4

 

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A unique take on a classic soup; impress your friends by creating this tasty and colourful dish – sure to get those taste buds tingling…


Serves: 4

Difficulty: Moderate


Ingredients


Soup

  • 500g frozen peas
  • 1 Small white onion, diced
  • 500mls chicken stock
  • 200ml double cream
  • 20 wild garlic leaves
  • Salt and sugar to taste

Scotch egg

  • 4 quail eggs
  • 200g sausage meat
  • ½ hand Chopped coriander
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g flour
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs

Method


Soup:

  1. For the soup, finely chop the onion then sweat down in a little butter until soft. Add peas and cook for 2-3 minutes. Cover with the stock, bring to a boil then simmer briefly for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the cream and wild garlic, then blend to a smooth purée. Pass through a fine sieve.
  3. Adjust the seasoning with salt and sugar. Keep hot.

Scotch egg:

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and drop in the quail eggs, simmer them for exactly 2 ½ minutes then put them straight into chilled water and refresh them for 5 minutes. Peel the eggs carefully once cold.
  2. Mix the sausage meat and coriander then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roll the meat out in between 2 sheets of grease-proof paper, using non-stick grease spray on them first to ensure the meat does not stick.
  4. Once the meat is about 2-3mm thick roll around the eggs to coat all the egg evenly.
  5. Roll the scotch eggs first in the flour, then the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumb to coat them fully and evenly.
  6. Deep fry when needed for about 1 ½ minutes at 190˚c or till golden and crisp.
  7. Drain on kitchen towel and serve.