Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chef Chuck's Fresh Garden Pea Soup

Crema di Piselli


Freshly picked organic peas make this recipe healthy and so flavorful. A real springtime delight, so smooth and creamy. Green goodness!


Fresh Garden Pea Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 small red onion, minced
2 cups fresh organic pea's
1 cup vegetable broth
salt and pepper


Besciamella
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk
salt and pepper


Saute onions in butter then add fresh pea's, broth, salt and pepper simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the sauce, (besciamella). In a separate small heavy pot, melt butter add flour and whisk till smooth, about 2 minutes. Add hot milk, salt and pepper and continuously whisk for 5 minutes, till it thickens and turns a light golden color. In a food processor or blender add pea mixture and blend till smooth. Strain peas and pour back into the same sauce pan stir in besciamella and simmer for 5 minutes.

10 comments:

  1. It's rainy & raw here today Chuck, and your pea soup looks splendid and so tummy warming.

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  2. This looks so bright and spring-like, so much better than dried split-pea soup. Nothing like using fresh peas Chuck - delicious.

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  3. It looks beautiful! I could not get a good picture of my pea soup when I made it. Perhaps I needed a little pretty garnish!

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  6. Hi YankeeSoaper, Yes, perfect soup weather! Enjoy, Thank You :)

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  7. Hello Ciao Chow Linda, I agree, it"s like night and day! Thank You:)

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  8. Look at those gorgeous peas right on top. I definitely need to give this recipe a try. It sounds amazing.

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  9. Hi Bridgett, We got to love those peas! Thank You

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