Friday, February 22, 2013

Cheating ~On~ Winter Pea Soup

Cheating~On~Winter Pea Soup
This week our assignment in French Fridays With Dorie was pea soup.  At first, I wasn't too sure about this recipe - peas were cooked with romaine lettuce. This wasn't in my book a good combination.  The kids were not too sure about it either.  However, I persevered and made the recipe for our dinner.   I am so glad I did:) So were the kids.    This soup was delicious.  The romaine lettuce added a wonderful flavor to the soup.
Peas, Onions, and Lettuce
This is a very easy and quick soup to make.  You start by cooking an onion that has been diced in butter for about 3 minutes.  You then season  with salt and pepper and add broth - I used chicken broth.  Bring the broth to a boil and then stir in the frozen peas and lettuce.  Lower the heat and let the soup bubble away for 10 minutes.  Puree the soup in batches.  I let the soup cool down before I put it in the blender.  Taste -  adjust seasoning if necessary, and serve with a dollop of sour cream.  I swirled some heavy cream into my soup.  A perfect soup for an evening meal  to take off the winter chill.
This recipe can be found on page 59 in Around My French Table.  


Ready to be Pureed


Dinner is Served

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a delicious soup! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. The lettuce in the soup was a pleasant surprise, wasn't it?
    Glad to hear it was enjoyed - that is always a bonus!

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  3. Didn't you love how easy this came together! We enjoyed it too! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Can I trade in my kids for yours? I'm always amazed at their mature palates...lucky you! Glad you all enjoyed this one...and nice to see your back on Friday!

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  5. This was a really easy and fast soup! We enjoyed it too! Although I did have some drama with my blender…I would definitely make this one again! Have a nice weekend, Geri!

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  6. Was that a Happy Face? It looks like it and even better because your kids seemed to like this soup. I liked it also but I just wish I hadn't strained it. Your soup looks much thicker than mine and I think that would have been better.

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  7. Hi Geraldine, I like the saucy swirl of sour cream atop your soup. It was a rather nice soup.

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  8. So glad to hear that you and your family liked the soup. My husband had made a slow cooker ham hock pea soup a few weeks ago and this soup got too compared to it.

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  9. I think many of us were curious about cooked lettuce in our soup but it worked and was oh so good. I'm glad your family enjoyed it!

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  10. Geraldine, what a nice presentation of your Pea Soup. Nice touch to add some sour cream! Great recipe that most of the Doristas seem to have enjoyed - I did not think that it was necessary to strain the soup either.
    Have a good weekend!

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  11. I love your photos, Geraldine, and I am so glad that everyone enjoyed this. I will have to try it with the lettuce next time. Have a great weekend!

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  12. I'm impressed your kids liked it - I would have put up a fight over this soup in my younger years! ;) Good for them for liking it! You certainly made it look like a lovely meal. Nice job!

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  13. I too found this soup to be a pleasant surprise in spite of the lettuce. It looks gorgeous Geraldine! Have a good weekend.

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  14. I think this was perhaps the easiest of all FFwD assignments! I could get used to this!

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  15. Very delicious. Love the cream swirl!

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  16. This was a surprise hit in my home as well. My own expectations were pretty low since I am not a fan of peas. I liked this but will go for a thicker version next time and my guys definitely want a "next time". Dorie inspired me to play around with more soups as this was truly easy and tough for me to rationalize not having time to try. Apologize for the late comment- I had too much fun running around seeing the Barefoot Contessa and cooking and ended up with a miserable cold (but it was worth it).

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  17. I think we North Americans have been a little behind on our use of leafy greens until recently. The lettuce worked so well in this soup! I like your swirl of heavy cream.

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