Today's from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan is quick, very easy, and surprisingly delicious.
It's hard to cheat on winter right now. It's very present. Will it snow? Not snow? Did we get missed by the storm? It's pleasantly snowing with no sign of Spring. Except for this sweet pea soup. I used frozen baby peas which are my favorite.
I'm guessing that right now most of you could make this soup without a trip to the grocery.
- Frozen peas . Check
- An onion. Check.
- 2 Tablespoons (or so) butter
- A can/box or frozen chicken stock. Check.
- A few leaves of lettuce. Check
- Salt and Pepper. Ready to go!
And best of all. Do you have 15 minutes? Yes, I said 15 minutes.
Just sauté the chopped onion in the butter, add the vegetables and seasoning. Now simmer for 10 minutes. I have you 5 minutes to gather the ingredients and chop the onion. After simmering, puree in your food processor or blender (being very, very careful). That's it! You have a lovely, sweet, bright soup. And because it's pureed, it always feels a extra fancy.
Did you see the pretty crackers on the side of the bowl? I'd like to introduce you to Rain Coast crackers. They're from Leslie Stowe Foods, made in Canada. These are Salty Date and Almond. I love them with soft cheeses. Alone, they were perfect with the soup. These are gluten-free if that's important in your diet.
Here are the details adapted from Bon Appetit
To print this recipe, click HERE
Cheating on Winter Pea Soup
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
- 3 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 8 ounces sweet baby or frozen peas (do not thaw)
- 4 cups sliced romaine lettuce (1/2 of medium head), or 1 heart of Romaine
- Crème fraîche or sour cream, for garnish if desired
- Crumbled cooked bacon
Melt butter in large saucepan and sauté onion until soft. Add broth and bring to boil. Stir in peas and lettuce. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Puree soup in blender until smooth, working in batches. Reheat soup by returning to saucepan, and thin soup with extra broth if necessary. Garnish with creme fraiche and crumbled bacon if desired. Makes about 4 servings.
Have a good weekend. Be safe, and be kind.