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Sweet Pea and Leek Soup Recipe

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Charity Jones
Added: Tuesday, July 22, 2008


1/4 cup diced bacon
1 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup thinly-sliced leeks
1 quart light stock
3 cups peas, preferably fresh
1/4 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish

In a soup pot, cook bacon until crispy, remove to paper towels to drain, and reserve for garnish. Add oil and flour to
pot and cook for 3 minutes, stirring. Add leeks and cook 3 minutes. Add stock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and
simmer for 30 minutes. Add peas and cook 5 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree soup in the pot; or pour soup into
a food processor or blender, process until smooth and return to pot. Stir in cream and adjust season, to taste, with
salt and pepper. Ladle soup into a warm tureen and serve garnished with bacon and chives.




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