With all these peas around, soup just seemed inevitable, and this rainy afternoon made it seem like the perfect day for the dish. I picked up a quarter ham from the grocery store and improvised this little soup with what I had in the house:
3 T. butter
Handful of carrots
Half an onion
A few cubes of ham (These wouldn’t be necessary, of course, but I like the saltiness that they add.)
Add 1 T. flour, pinch of sugar, 1/4 t. coriander.
Add peas (sadly, I had to add some frozen because I had so few shelling peas) as well as chicken broth to cover and simmer for 15 mins
Blend until smooth. Add milk – maybe a half cup or so – just to create the desired consistency.
When serving, garnish with more peas. I also added a drizzle of thinned sour cream and shredded parmesan. And despite the picture, I honestly didn’t intend for there to be a happy face in the soup – even though the soup did make me smile! I served it with a slice of ham and a glass of Chardonnay. It doesn’t get much better than that, if you ask me.