Fresh Pea Soup Recipe (Potage Saint-Germain)

Fresh Pea Soup Recipe (Potage Saint-Germain)

This soup takes its name from a suburb of Paris where peas used to be cultivated in market gardens, if fresh peas are not available,use frozen peas, but thaw and rinse them before use.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Easy Recipes, Soups
Cuisine French
Servings 2
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Small knob of butter
  • 2 or 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 400g/14oz/3 cups shelled fresh peas (from about l.3kg/3lb garden peas) or thawed frozen peas
  • 500ml/16fl oz/2 cups water
  • 45—60ml/3—4 tbsp whipping cream (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Croutons or crumbled crisp bacon, to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan or flameproof casserole. Add the shallots and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the peas and water and season with salt and a little pepper. Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes for young or frozen peas and up to 18 minutes for large or older peas, stirring occasionally.
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    Fresh-Pea-Soup-Recipe-Potage-Saint-Germain-french-food-calories-nutrition-facts-steps
  • When the peas are tender, ladle them into a food processor or blender with a little of the cooking liquid and process until smooth.
  • Strain the soup into the saucepan or casserole, stir in the cream, if using, and heat through without boiling. Add seasoning and serve hot, garnished with croutons or bacon.
    Fresh Pea Soup Recipe Potage Saint-Germain-french food-calories- nutrition facts-french cuisine recipes
    Fresh Pea Soup Recipe Potage Saint-Germain-french food-calories- nutrition facts-french cuisine recipes
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