IT’S CHILLY OUT! HOW ABOUT A HOT, CREAMY BOWL OF PEA SOUP!

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KNOW WHAT YOU’RE EATING

 I love learning about food and its healing properties. Before I make any recipe I always check to see if the ingredients I am using will enhance or harm my health.
Peas are a popular vegetable and contain fiber and antioxidants.
Please check out the latest up to date finding on why Green Peas are Healthy and Nutritious.
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INGREDIENTS

Serves 6 to 8

2-10 0Z. bags of organic frozen peas

3 scallions 

2 Tablespoons shallots, diced

Half of a medium onion medium chop

1 carrot sliced into 1/2″ inch pieces

1 rib of celery sliced into 1/2″ pieces

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoons dry Sherry

2-1/2 cups vegetable broth*

GARNISH

 1/2 to 3/4 cups Crème Fraiche or sour cream

3 Tablespoons chives, chopped small,

1/2 cup microgreens

2 lemons cut into quarters,

2 tablespoons lemon zest

Sprinkle a few large granules of sea salt and cracked black pepper over the top

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the scallions, shallots, onion, carrot, celery, and salt in a food processor and pulse chop until vegetables are in small pieces

Heat ¼ cup of olive oil in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped vegetables into the saucepot and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes to sweat the veggies
 Add Sherry and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add peas and vegetable broth and bring to a gentle boil until the peas are tender about 8 minutes to 10 minutes
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Pour soup into blender and process until smooth, about 60 seconds. Pour through a Chinois* or wire mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Correct seasoning with more salt if necessary.  


 SERVE

Preheat oven to 275 F.

Place serving bowls into the oven to heat for 20 minutes

Remove bowls using a potholder or dish towel,  they will be a bit too hot to use your bare hands

Ladle soup into heated bowls. 

Garnish with a dollop of Cream Fraiche or sour cream, a sprinkling of chives, lemon zest,

few sprinkles of large sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper. and a lemon wedge on the side.

For each serving, drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil over top.
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*I use a Chinois to strain my sauces and soups. They trap the seeds and skins and leave a beautiful consistency. Available on Amazon https://amzn.to/2WokjZo
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If you strain anything through a wire mesh make sure it is not tightly woven as the soup or sauce will be extremely thin and watery. Medium to small size holes is recommended.

*My go-to organic boxed soups are “Imagine” https://amzn.to/2HSexvg I highly recommend using this if you are not using homemade stock.

 

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