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Chilled Green Pea Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Denise Sypesteyn
Added: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs fresh green peas
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
3 tbsp butter
1 Qt beef stock
5 sprigs parsley leaves
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1 Qt heavy cream
1 1/2 oz cdreme de menthe (optional)
salt and white or green pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Saute onion, celery and garlic in butter until slightly browned. Add stock, peas, parsley, basil, thyme and bay leaf and simmer until peas begin to pop. Remove bay leaf and place in blender. Add cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in creme de menthe (if you choose to use it) and chill. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprig of mint.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a wonderful, light soup to serve on a hot summer day. It's colorful and has a great, creamy texture. It's light enough to serve as a first course before your entree at a dinner party. For a heartier version, simply serve hot with a teaspoon of chopped country ham and eliminate the creme de menthe.

 

 

 

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