Fresh Pea Soup

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make a white sauce: melt the butter in a 4-6 cup saucepan. Add flour over moderately-low heat with all seasonings. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Whisk in milk and cream, turn up heat, whisk, brining to a boil. Coat the top with some non stick cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap on its surface, or use a coffee filter instead.
  • Put water, onion and peas into a soup pot, or 8-cup saucepan. Heat, with salt, bring to the boil. Cook, simmer gently, for 18-30 minutes, or until peas are well cooked. Taste. Transfer to a processor, food mill, the small holes of a meat grinder, or use an immersion blender, to purée.
  • Put back in pot, add Béchamel, and stir till smooth, correct for seasoning, add more nutmeg, if desired.
  • Serve hot, or cold with one or more of the optional garnishes.
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