Green Pea Soup
|Onion/Several young green onions||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Head of lettuce||1 , washed, sliced|
|Peas||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Fresh Or Frozen)|
|Chicken stock||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Dried mint sprig/1 teaspoon dried mint||1|
|Heavy cream||6 Tablespoon|
|Chopped mint/Dried mint||2 Teaspoon|
|Croutons||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Melt butter; soften onion and lettuce 4 to 5 minutes without browning.
Measure 2 cups peas.
Add 1 1/2 cups to soup pan; reserve remainder as garnish.
Add stock, salt, pepper, sugar, and mint sprig; cover.
Cook gently until tender, about 20 minutes.
Put into electric blender; blend until smooth.
Or put through food mill or fine sieve.
Meanwhile, cook remaining peas in little boiling salted, sugared water; drain.
Divide among soup cups.
Reheat soup; adjust seasoning.
Pour into soup cups.
Add tablespoon cream to each cup; sprinkle with chopped mint.