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Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup Recipe
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Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup
A classic chilled spring soup with sugar snap peas. See more
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup

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"We're doing this classic cold spring soup, and instead of using English peas, we're using sugar snaps which are going to save you a lot of shelling time. This is an incredibly easy soup to make, beautiful to look at, and most important of all, incredibly delicious."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Pour olive oil into a large pot, set over medium heat, and add leeks to hot oil. Season leeks with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until leeks are soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Pour chicken broth into leeks; bring to a boil. Season with black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  2. Stir peas into boiling broth mixture and add 2 mint leaves. Bring back to a boil and cook until peas are bright green and have started to soften, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat; use a slotted spoon to transfer vegetables into a large blender, leaving liquid in pot. Pour half the liquid from the pot into the blender, place a folded towel on the blender lid, and pulse a few times to chop vegetables. Blend at high speed to puree vegetables. Add remaining liquid from pot to blender and liquefy the soup until smooth.
  4. Pour soup from blender into a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and use a spatula to push soup through the strainer, leaving the tough fibrous material behind.
  5. Cool soup to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.
  6. Season cold soup with salt and adjust cayenne pepper. Ladle soup into a serving bowl. Spoon creme fraiche into a plastic squeeze bottle and squeeze the creme fraiche over the top of the soup in a loose spiral. Use a skewer to pull the spiral into flower petal shapes, starting from the middle and quickly pulling the skewer through the creme to make pointed petal shapes. Serve garnished with strips of fresh mint.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you're not going to use creme fraiche or sour cream for garnish, I highly suggest you squeeze a little bit of lemon juice into soup.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jun 16, 2013

Instead of a leek, I used an onion, and replaced the chicken broth with turkey broth. This has great flavor, with the gentle taste of mint being quite welcome!

 
Jun 19, 2014

In Columbia County, NY we have a bounty of sugar snap peas in the spring. This is a great way to use them. My suggestions: increase the mint by one leaf, use a medium mesh strainer to get out the strings that sometimes appear, season with Adobo instead of plain salt to give some extra depth of flavor. Hot (with some homemade croutons) or cold with sour cream on top this is a winner.

 

6 Ratings

Sep 11, 2013

Super easy! Substituted frozen peas for snap peas and it turned out great! Will definitely make again :)

 
Jun 26, 2013

loved it! Perfect cool soup.

 
Jun 03, 2014

really good. I preferred it hot to cold, but its good both ways. I had a really hard time straining it. When I used the finest mesh, it just wouldn't go through. When I used a larger mesh, too many strings made it through. But even with a few strings, it was great.

 
May 25, 2013

I made this but was on a liquid diet and could not wait for it to cool. It was so good. I did also have it cold and both were extremely good. It is good both ways.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 709 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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