Monday, March 31, 2014

Summer Pea Soup

I originally found this recipe on the Simply Recipes blog. You'll find my version, with only minor adjustments, below:

Summer Pea Soup

  • 3 Tbsp minced sweet onion
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 sprigs of mint, about 6 inches in total stem length
  • 1 pound of frozen peas (petite, if you can find them)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use almond coconut milk)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan melt the butter on medium heat. Add minced onion and cook until softened.

Add in the broth and mint sprigs, increase the heat and bring to a boil. Add the frozen peas and salt and pepper to taste. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the peas are just tender, 3-5 minutes.

Discard the mint and purée the soup in a blender (or with an immersion blender) until completely smooth. If there is still some texture remaining (I, personally, don't mind the texture), you can press the soup through a sieve. Stir in the milk.

Reheat to serve warm, or chill to serve cold. I think the flavor improves over time, so I'll often make this soup 8-24 hours before I plan to serve it.

Serve garnished with crème fraîche, bacon bits, or mint strips if desired.


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