Rescuers Down Under – Pea Soup, Boiled Eggs, [Bonus] Hedgehog Slice

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Rescuer’s Down Under was one of my very favorite movies as a kid. I really wanted to be Cody and scale giant walls in Australia to save HUGE eagles. Watching it again made me relive all my childhood fantasies. I always remembered the food in this. PEA SOUP! I quote this line too often.

 

Pea Soup!

Right after Cody gets caught, we see a fancy restaurant for humans, then on the chandelier, there’s a rodent section, complete with cricket waiters. One of the humans drop a pea, which is picked up by one of the bugs and given to the bug chef.

Pea soup is now on the menu. 
I had never made pea soup before. We don’t see what is already in the thimble the chef uses to make the pea soup, so I took some liberties in this recipe, assuming that he got some other items that humans might have dropped.

PEA SOUP!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 large onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  3. 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  4. 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  5. 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. Freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 (10-oz) bag frozen peas
  9. 4 teaspoons plain greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over moderately-low heat.
  2. Add the onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth, spices, salt and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper and bring to a boil. Add the peas and cook just until defrosted.
  4. In a blender, puree the soup in 2 batches until very smooth.
  5. If serving hot, return the soup to the pot and bring just to a simmer.
  6. If serving cold, transfer to the refrigerator to chill.
  7. Ladle into bowls.
  8. Stir the yogurt so that it is smooth and top each serving with a swirl of yogurt.
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Not Joanna Eggs

One of the best scenes in the movie is when Joanna is stealing the poacher’s eggs.

To make this super realistic, I would have to swallow a whole uncooked egg. I’m not sure if I can physically do that, so I opted to make a hardboiled egg and eat that.

To make good hardboiled eggs, put the eggs in a pot and cover with about an inch of water. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the pot with eggs. Bring the water to a roaring boil. Once it reaches the boil, turn the heat to a low and let it simmer, covered for 10-12 minutes. Strain the water and let the eggs sit in cold water for at least another 10-12 minutes before serving.  I also found this handy chart of what the eggs look like at certain cook times.

 

 

[Bonus] Hedgehog Slice

Joanna is also shown eating animal crackers.

(Credit: DIsney)

(Credit: DIsney)

Animal crackers aren’t really a recipe, but it prompted me to make an Aussie dessert. Hedgehog Slice. It’s basically a fudge-type food with biscuits (or animal crackers) inside.

Hedgehog Slice
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 250g animal crackers or other biscuit cookie such as Maria cookies or Biscoff cookies (crushed into small pieces)
  2. ½ cup soft brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup cocoa
  4. 100g dark or milk chocolate, chopped
  5. 1 Tbsp golden syrup (can be made with 2 tsp light corn syrup and 1 tsp dark molasses)
  6. 100g butter
  7. 1 egg
  8. (optional: ½ cup desiccated coconut)
Chocolate topping
  1. 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  2. 50g butter
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a 20cm (8in) square cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper or grease.
  2. In a large bowl combine animal crackers, brown sugar, (coconut), and cocoa.
  3. In a small saucepan, over a gentle heat stir chocolate, golden syrup and butter until mixture is melted and combined.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. Whisk in egg.
  6. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  7. Spoon into prepared tin and press firmly into the tin with the back of the spoon.
  8. Chill while preparing the chocolate topping.
Chocolate topping
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over hot water until melted.
  2. Stir to combine. Spread over the chilled slice.
  3. Refrigerate until topping is set.
  4. Cut into small squares to serve
Notes
  1. I found it tastes better when refrigerated overnight.
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Will it make you Soar with Marahute?

So, I think I overseasoned the pea soup. The recipe provided is less seasoned. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy with it. However, I LOVED the hedgehog slice. It was delicious and probably VERY fattening.

Verdict:

Pea Soup – 5/10

Joana’s Egg – 6/10

Hedgehog Slice – 9/10

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