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Lettuce And Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Chicken stock 1 Quart
  Peas 1⁄2 Pound (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Potatoes 2 Medium
  Small onion 1
  Escarole head 1
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Saffron threads 1 Pinch (Threads Or Powder)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Peel and dice the potatoes.
2 Peel the onion and chop very finely.
3 Wash the escarole well and dry.
4 Shred the escarole leaves.

MAKING
5 In a pan, bring the chicken stock to a boil.
6 Add in the peas and boil gently until very tender.
7 Allow the liquid and peas to cool a little.
8 In a blender jar, add the peas and process in several batches.
9 In a pan, heat butter and oil.
10 Add the onion and lettuce and sweat until tender.
11 Add in the potatoes and fry briefly, stirring.
12 Pour in the pureed peas and stock.
13 Add in the salt to taste and the saffron.
14 Simmer for 10 minutes.

SERVING
15 Ladle into soup bowls and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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