In Sweden and Finland it is traditional to eat pea soup ('hernekeitto' in Finnish, 'ärtsoppa' in Swedish') on Thursdays, served with mustard and followed with pancakes for dessert. In Finland the soup is made of green peas, in Sweden yellow. The tradition of eating pea soup and pancakes on Thursdays is said to originate in the pre-Reformation era, as preparation for fasting on Friday. This traditional pea soup is vegetarian and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Scandinavian pea soup normally includes some onion and herbs such as thyme and marjoram. It is usually eaten with some mustard, often accompanied by crisp bread and sometimes with the sweet liquor punsch (served hot). Mustard is an important part of the dish, but the soup is served without it so that diners can stir it in to taste. The soup is then normally followed by pancakes with jam (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cloudberry or similar) which are regarded more as part of the meal than as a dessert.
Ingredients: Water, peas, onion, carrots, salt, herbs (marjoram, thyme) 435g.
This product is lactose free, gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Preparation: Add ½ can of water, mix well and bring to boil. Add some chopped onion, mustard or a splash of cream. Also good with herbs like marjoram, rosemary and basil.