The Witches Green Pea Soup Recipe

While Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘The BFG’ have a lot to do witjh food, his other stories also have important food scenes. In ‘The Witches’, for instance a green pea soup plays a pivotal role in the plot: if you’ve not watched or read it we won’t spoil things for you.

Here’s a brief excerpt from the novel which features the green pea soup:

Just then, a waiter in a black suit came and stood by our table. I could see his legs from under the napkin and as soon as I heard his voice, I knew who he was. His name was William. “Good evening, madam,” he said to my grandmother. “Where is the little gentleman tonight?”

“He’s not feeling very well,” my grandmother said. “He’s staying in his room.”

“I’m sorry to hear that,” William said. “Today there is green-pea soup to start with, and for the main course you have a choice of either grilled fillet of sole or roast lamb.”

“Pea soup and lamb for me, please,” my grandmother said. “But don’t hurry it, William. I’m in no rush tonight. In fact, you can bring me a glass of dry sherry first.”

“Of course, madam,” William said, and he went away.”

If you want to find out what happens next, give the book a read. Until then, try this Green Pea Soup recipe from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.

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Green Pea Soup Recipe
An indulgent green pea soup.
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  1. Melt the butter and sauté the scallions, potato and garlic.
  2. Cook over low heat for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the peas, stock and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Allow to cool and purée.
  5. Pas through a sieve and garnish with the peas and cream.

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