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Minted Pea Soup

This light, fresh-tasting soup is also delicious served chilled.

  • Servings: 4
Minted Pea Soup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1994

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 pound waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 6 ounces snow peas, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 slices white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and toasted until golden brown, for croutons
  • 1/4 cup pea shoots (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes. Add potatoes and chicken stock; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add frozen peas and snow peas; simmer for 3 more minutes, or until just tender and still bright green. Stir in mint leaves.

  2. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool slightly. Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to saucepan and heat through. Season with salt and pepper, ladle into bowls, and sprinkle with croutons and pea shoots if desired.

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