Fresh Pea Soup with Pea Pod Broth
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    Fresh Pea Soup with Pea Pod Broth


    Recipe Description
    spring pea soup using the pea pods to make broth. A way to make use of otherwise thrown out foodstuff and make peas in their pods more affordable!
    Preparation Steps:
    Wash 2 lbs pea pods, shell peas, put pods aside. Gather ingredients: peas, 1/4 onion, water (2 qt), salt, pepper, oil, butter, chives (optional).
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:
    30 minutes
    Ingredients:
    2 lbs peas in their pods
    1/4 onion
    2 qts (8C) water
    salt & pepper
    1T oil
    2 leaves lettuce (optional)
    1t butter per person (optional)
    chives to taste (optional)
    Serves:
    2C
    Directions:
    Chop the onion. In the soup pot, simmer in a little (approx 1/2C) of the water until transluscent. Take out about 1/2 the cooked onion. Put the remaining water in soup pot with the pods, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer approx. 10 minutes, skimming if necessary. Stock should be a light green and tasty. Season to taste.

    Remove pods with a skimmer or strain the stock (should be about 6C). Set stock aside. In soup pot heat the oil and add the peas, cook 1 minute. Add stock and saved onions. Cook uncovered about 10 minutes.

    The recipe I based this on uses a few lettuce leaves (add them to the oil before the peas and cook until wilted) and serves the soup with butter mixed with chopped chives. We usually have it with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a few chives sprinkled on it for color.

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    A summertime variant...this took too much boiling! I put a sprig of oregano and the chopped onion in the bottom of a double boiler and steamed the pods in two batches. Then took the peas and steamed them til they were almost (but not quite) cooked as much as I wanted. Then I added them to the broth in the bottom of the steamer and briefly cooked them. Buzzed the soup until the broth was thicker (and it was chunky still). Yummy!
    Last edited by Judi Dial; 08-01-2009 at 05:17 PM.

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    Reads like it would taste wonderful!! Have not seen peas in the pod in over 30 years - have fond memories of shelling them on a friend's porch in East Kingston,NH years ago!!

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    Has anyone tried this with frozen peas and a veggie broth? seen it on tv and looked good but u never know.

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