Cold snap pea soup?
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.
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.
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
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).
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
Asparagus, Peas, and Basil (Piselli Con Asparagi E Basilico
Pea & Parmesan Wonton Ravioli