Lima Bean Soup serves 6
4 slices good bacon
2 leeks washed and chopped
4 cups chicken stock
8 oz fresh lima beans, cooked in boiling salted water for 10 min
dash cream - just a tiny bit to make it extra creamy
In a large saucepan cook the bacon until crisp - drain on paper towels and crumble. Remove most of the drippings leaving a couple tablespoons and add the leeks and cook until soft about 10 min. Add the stock and beans and cook 15 min. Puree in a blender and add the dash of cream. Serve sprinkled with bacon and pepper.