Sweet Pea Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup diced bacon

1 tablespoon oil

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup thinly-sliced leeks

1 quart light stock

3 cups peas, preferably fresh

1/4 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a soup pot, cook bacon until crispy, remove to paper towels to drain, and reserve for garnish. Add oil and flour to pot and cook for 3 minutes, stirring. Add leeks and cook 3 minutes. and add stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add peas and cook 5 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree soup in the pot; or pour soup into a food processor or blender, process until smooth and return to pot. Stir in cream and adjust season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into a warm tureen and serve garnished with and chives.