Have you ever had pea soup? Green pea soup? Yumilious.
French Husband and I went to see our friend Michel who has an organic fruit and vegetable stand in his fields. Whatever fruit or vegetable is in season and ripe, he picks in the wee hours and sells before noon.
Fresh? It doesn't get any fresher than this.
We bought a couple of kilos of fresh peas in their pods, and walked home.
French Husband shelled the lot.
I made the soup.
Fresh Chilled Pea Soup
Take the peas out of their pod.
Line them in a row and admire their cute factor.
Measure more four cups worth (kissing each one is optional.)
In a pan of boil water flavored with a cube of vegetable bouillon (I like to make mine and freeze them) add the four cups of fresh peas, plus a yellow onion cut in fourths.
Make sure the water barely covers the peas and onion.
Bring to a boil, then simmer until the onion is soft (ten minutes or so).
Take off the burner, add one cup of cream and blend smooth.
Put the blended soup in the frig until chilled.
Serve with a mint leaf topper.
(Add salt to taste)
Everyone who has your fresh pea soup will want more.