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Green Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  Leeks 4 Medium, trimmed, washed and cut into thin julienne strips (White Part Only)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Head of lettuce 1 Large, outer leaves and core removed, shredded
  Mint leaves 6
  Shelled green peas/Two packages, 10 ounces each frozen peas 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Use Fresh Ones)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth/Canned broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. In a steamer, cook the leeks until almost tender, about 7 minutes.
2. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the lettuce, mint, peas, salt, pepper and the leeks and stir to combine. Increase the heat to moderately high and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the peas are soft, 10 to 13 minutes.
3. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a food processor. Add the lemon juice and puree until smooth.
4. Return the puree to the pot. Add the stock and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Stir in the buttermilk and heat through but do not boil. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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