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Cold snap pea soup?

blkery Jul 27, 2009 08:31 AM

I have 3 lbs of snap peas to get rid of; and would like to do something other than blanching them in salads, adding to pasta, etc. Does anyone have a soup recommendation they'd endorse for summer? I'm lactose intolerant so something without too much milk or cream would be preferable. If anyone has other unique recipes, I'd enjoy those too - I saw a pea pancake recipe earlier that looked intriguing.

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    toveggiegirl Jul 27, 2009 09:41 AM

    I like this Bon Appétit' recipe. It's dairy-freeexcept for the optional yogurt topping. (I like it with a little less tarragon and finished with shaved parm).
    Green Pea Soup With Tarragon & Pea Sprouts
    http://www.recipezaar.com/green-pea-soup-with-tarragon-pea-sprouts-365855

    Also, Mark Bittman recently posted a recipe for "Possibly the Best Pea Soup" that looks pretty great and only has a little dairy (1/4 cup cream or half-and half).
    http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/possibly-the-best-pea-soup/

    Can you eat parmesan? I know a lot of people with lactose intolerance are fine with it.

    Some other pea recipes I like:

    Sally Schneider's Lemony Sugar Snap Peas With Shaved Parmigiano
    http://www.recipezaar.com/Lemony-Sugar-Snaps-With-Shaved-Parmigiano-337367

    Asparagus, Peas, and Basil (Piselli Con Asparagi E Basilico
    )http://www.recipezaar.com/Asparagus-Peas-and-Basil-Piselli-Con-Asparagi-E-Basilico-297673

    Pea & Parmesan Wonton Ravioli
    http://www.recipezaar.com/pea-parmesa...

    1. greygarious Jul 27, 2009 09:27 AM

      I like them raw but if I were to make a non-dairy soup I'd simmer them in chicken broth with carrot, bell pepper, celery leaves, and onion/leek/scallion, season to taste, then add instant mashed potato flakes to give it a little body, then puree and serve chilled or hot.

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