Pea soup

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:

Sautee:

3 T. butter

Handful of carrots

Half an onion

Mushrooms

Mixed greens

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.

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2 thoughts on “Pea soup

  1. Kim Galizio

    Ooooh, I am making that! I actually just bought a bag of dried peas, so all I need to get is ham at the store. I will wait until that next little installment of kale! We so very much enjoyed the unintentional smily face in the soup!
    Carolyn

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  2. andrewsbeth

    Looks great! I never thought of putting sour cream and a parm mix on the soup. Learning something everyday! Beth

    Reply

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