Creamless Fresh Pea Soup with Truffled Snow Pea Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3 cups chicken stock or low-sodium, canned

3 cups shucked English peas

1 cup spinach leaves

4 tablespoons butter, cold and in pieces

Salt and black pepper to taste

TRUFFLED SNOW PEA SALAD:

1 lime, juiced

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon truffle oil

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup blanched, stringed snow peas, sliced lengthwise 1/8-inch

Salt and black pepper taste

Directions

  1. In a hot saucepan, coat with oil and brown onions and garlic, about 5 minutes. Season. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. The stock should taste salty, like pasta blanching water. Add the peas and cook until soft, about 5 to 8 minutes. Do not over-cook for they will darken. Check peas often. During the last minute, add the spinach. Immediately blend using a hand blender and when pureed, add the butter and blend well. Check for seasoning.
  2. TRUFFLED SNOW PEA SALAD: In a bowl, whisk together juices and oils. Season with salt and pepper and check for seasoning. Toss well with snow peas.
  3. PLATING Pre-heat the soup plates and ladle in the soup. Top with the salad and drizzle a little bit of truffle oil.

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