Creamy Pea Soup

Creamy Pea Soup

You are hungry, but in a hurry. You want something simple, yet a tad extravagant. It should be easy, but must impress even the fussiest guests. Voila! Here’s your solution. Only two ingredients are needed in this soup. By the way, did I mention TWO??? Salt and pepper don’t count! Believe it or not, this dish is ready in ten minutes. Oh, did I forget to point out that it takes only TEN minutes to make??? Full of vitamins and fibre, sometimes simple is best!


Creamy Pea Soup
Serves 4
Preparation: 5 mins – Cooking: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 500g (1 lb) peas, fresh or frozen
  • 200g (½ lb) crème fraîche
  • parsley, for garnishing
Method
  1. Blanch the peas for 2-3 minutes until they are just tender and still bright green. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  2. Tip the peas into a blender and add just enough of the liquid (about 500ml/1 pint) to cover and whiz to a smooth purée.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add all but 60g (4 tbsp) of crème fraîche and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
  4. Pour the soup into warm bowls and dollop the reserved crème fraîche on top. Serve immediately.
Notes
  • There are other alternatives to the crème fraîche being used in this recipe, like single (running) cream, double (whipping) cream and even milk. Don’t be afraid to experiment!



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Comments

  1. says

    that sounded so wonderful, i ran — RAN — to the kitchen to make it. didn’t have creme faiche or single cream, and only skim milk, so used thick plain yogurt instead. it was delicious! :D thanks!

  2. says

    Just look at that colour! Stunned and amazed that you only need 3 ingredients – will definitely try this as the fresh peas are just so tempting at the moment.

  3. Ian Simpson says

    Thanks for the inspiration – don’t have a blender so used a mini chopper on the peas, added a spoon of mustard, a squeeze of lemon juice and some double cream from the fridge. It was a bit chunky and wasn’t as pretty as the photo above but it tasted brilliant.

  4. Gai says

    Made this soup for lunch today. Refreshing, delicious and so easy to prepare.Thanks for this brilliant recipe!! and Please do let me know if there are other recipes which are as good as this one

  5. Emma says

    Really nice made it tonight I did add alittle more than a pinch of salt and pepper but really filling and only had a small bowl

  6. MrssSmith says

    Hii There ,This Recipe Of Yours Is Scrumpcious, I Always Make It For My Guest ! Well Donee On Your Fabolous Food xx :) Mrss Smithh !

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