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Pea Soup

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

As English as English could be. Reminds me of Wimbledon and lazy afternoons.

Serves4

Cooking Methodsauteeing

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursecold appetizer

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentblender

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecreamy, herby, savory, sweet

Type of Dishcold soup, soup

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cups of frozen peas
  • 1 quart of vegetable or chicken stock
  • A good handful of fresh mint, chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the scallions for about 3 minutes. Add the peas and coat them in the oil, stirring. Add the stock and mint and cook for about 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a blender and whiz in batches if the blender isn’t big enough.

  2. Cool in the fridge, season and whirl in the creme fraiche. Serve with a bit more mint chopped on top.

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