This easy pea soup recipe evokes the flavors of the farmer's market, but is as easy as a trip to your grocer's freezer section. Made in less than twenty minutes, this savory French pea soup can be served hot or chilled, with sliced baguettes, for a distinctive soup course or light meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 6 cups frozen peas
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and sauté the chopped shallot in the butter until it is tender. Add the peas and water to the pan and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook the peas for 8 to 12 minutes, until they are tender.
Puree the soup in a food processor, blender or with an immersion blender until the mixture is smooth. Stir the half and half, salt, and pepper into the soup and heat through. Serve the pea soup hot or chilled.
This French pea soup recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.