Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings, about 6 cups

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 cups shelled fresh or frozen peas
  • 5 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • Toasted French bread, as an accompaniment
Directions
  • In a saucepan cook onion in butter, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until tender. Add peas and broth and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, or until peas are tender. Stir in mint.

  • In a blender puree soup until smooth and pour through a coarse sieve back into pan. Heat soup over moderate heat until hot and remove pan from heat. Add white pepper and salt, to taste, and stir in all but 4 teaspoons buttermilk.

  • Divide soup between 4 bowls and gently spoon remaining buttermilk onto each serving.


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