Buttery Baby Pea Soup with Pan Grilled Bread

This soup couldn't be simpler - it only has four ingredients for heaven's sake! But it needs nothing more - it's perfect just the way it is.

Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

SOUP:
    BREAD:
    • Kosher salt
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    Directions

    In a medium pot, combine peas, butter, broth, and onions. If the peas are not submerged in liquid, add just enough water to cover them. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft enough to puree and the peas are still bright green.

    While the peas are cooking, grill the bread. Heat a grill pan over high heat for 3 minutes. Pour some olive oil onto a large plate. Sprinkle oil with salt then dip pieces of bread quickly on both sides into the oil. Grill bread until slightly charred and hot, about 3 minutes per side.

    Using an immersion blender, standing blender*, or food processor, puree the soup until smooth and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Serve each bowl with a dollop of sour cream on top and grilled bread on the side.

    *When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

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    • on November 06, 2012

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      I made this tonight. It is delicious. I like that it is quick and easy! I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream and I could eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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    • on December 13, 2011

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      The soup comes out bright green and has a wonderful fresh taste to it. I sauteed the onions in the butter until they were soft with a pinch of red pepper flake (to add a touch of heat to the dish and a slice of ham (taken out before pureeing. Next time I might add a bit of garlic and tarragon to round out the flavor even more. This soup is really hearty and yummy, but if you don't like peas this recipe won't make a believer out of you.

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    • on November 01, 2011

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      If don't like peas, this recipe is not for you. Super simple to make. I carmelized the onions in the butter before adding the stock and the peas. After pureeing, I cooked down until the soup was to the desired thickness. The soup was hearty enough for a cool fall evening. I halved the recipe and had enough soup for 4 servings.

      While everything cooked on the stove, I threw a baguette in the oven and made a "clear out the refrigerator" salad.

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