Barefoot Contessa's Fresh Pea Soup

Barefoot Contessa's Fresh Pea Soup created by Ms B.

Earlier, I had posted Recipe #285307 after watching an episode of Ina Garten's show on the FoodNetwork. Now, I have finally tried the Fresh Pea Soup from that airing and found that I love it, as well. I prepared this with frozen peas, and while the original recipe did call for mint, I didn't have any on hand and omitted it. Pea soup may make some people's heads spin, but this is so good. Pairing with the flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich would be an incredible meal.

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  • Heat the butter in a large saucepan, add the leeks and onion, and cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until the onion is tender.
  • Add the chicken stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the peas and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the peas are tender. (Frozen peas will take only 3 minutes.)
  • Off the heat, add the salt, and pepper.
  • *Puree the soup in batches: place 1 cup of soup in a blender, place the lid on top, and puree on low speed.
  • With the blender still running, open the venthole in the lid and slowly add more soup until the blender is three-quarters full.
  • Pour the soup into a large bowl and repeat until all the soup is pureed.
  • Whisk in the creme fraiche and chives and taste for seasoning.
  • Serve hot with garlic croutons.
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"Earlier, I had posted Recipe #285307 after watching an episode of Ina Garten's show on the FoodNetwork. Now, I have finally tried the Fresh Pea Soup from that airing and found that I love it, as well. I prepared this with frozen peas, and while the original recipe did call for mint, I didn't have any on hand and omitted it. Pea soup may make some people's heads spin, but this is so good. Pairing with the flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich would be an incredible meal."

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  1. Denis S.
    Awesome! Just like from Alamo, CA on the way from SF to Santa Barbara!
  2. andrewpedroza4
    How can I share this recipe through email
  3. Ilysse
    I love this soup! I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did but what a nice spring/summer soup this is. I didn't use an onion and used veg rather than chicken stock. I also used heavy cream rather than creme fraiche. I serve this with Recipe #285307 so I decided that the croutons would be overkill. All in all this was wonderful, the kids loved it too (DH didn't love it, but he ate it) and it was so easy to make especially with a hand blender. Next week I'll try making a batch to freeze for lunches for the kids and me. Thanks for posting.
  4. Bronzki
    Lovely Soup! I used frozen Minted Peas and Ham stock to make a 'Pea & Ham soup'. I used onions as I had no leeks and lite sour cream too. My 1 1/2 yr old also wasn't interested in it! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Morris203
    I also wish I could give this 4.5 stars. I thought it was great. I used dried mint (about 1/2 tsp) and it was just fine. Also used sour cream rather than the creme fraiche, as the previous review had mentioned. Will make again... althought my 1 1/2 year old wanted nothing to do with it :)
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