Who knew there was so much more to dill than pickles? After our free seed packet project, we’re been experimenting with dill dishes over here in the ModCloth kitchen, and this dill-featuring Arakas Me Patates Soup (braised peas and potatoes soup) is no pickle if you’re looking for something easy and delicious.
Arakas me Patates
From Souvlaki For The Soul. Serves a small soirée, two as a main meal, or four as a side dish.
1/2 cup olive oil
5 scallions, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 medium-sized bunch of dill finely diced
4 medium sized potatoes cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh peas
2 1/3 cups of water
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of plain flour
1. Add the olive oil to a medium-sized pot. Once heated, add the scallions, garlic and dill. Allow these ingredients to simmer until the garlic and dill have become aromatic (approximately 2 minutes).
2. The recipe called for four medium-sized potatoes, cut into quarters, but I opted to go for smaller potatoes, both white and red in hue to give more color to the soup!
3. After cutting potatoes into quarters, add your potatoes and peas to the pot and continue to stir occasionally. Saute for a few minutes. Add the water and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
4. Simmer on a medium heat for 20-25 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender.
5. Combine the lemon juice and flour to form a paste and add it to the potatoes and peas mixture.
6. Cook for five more minutes and remove from heat. Allow the dish to rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with delicious bread!
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