Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pea Soup in a Flash

My mom made pea soup once a year. It was always after Easter. She had to do something with the left over ham. I absolutely loved it. Pea soup made with a ham bone generally takes hours to cook. Below is a short cut to making a yummy pea soup in a flash!!!! Let me inspire you to whip up this creamy delicious soup for your friends or family. I would serve it with potato skins topped with cheddar, bacon sour cream and chives on the side.


2 Tbsp. Butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 large garlic cloves

1 lb. bag frozen organic peas, rinsed and drained

salt and pepper to taste

6 fresh thyme sprigs

1 (14 oz) can chicken stock

1/4 cup half and half

1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon

1/2 cup cooked smoked ham

1 cup croutons


Place butter in a soup pot over medium heat; saute onions and garlic with Ham till soft, about 5 minutes. Add peas, salt, pepper and thyme . Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs, then use a burr stick or blender to puree soup . Add back into pot and add stock. Cook another 10 minutes..add with bacon and croutons

1 comment:

  1. HI Andrea-

    I am reading all of your recipes on here and they all sound super delish! I can't wait to try some out!