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Fresh Green Pea Soup

Fresh Green Pea Soup
YIELDS
4 servings

All I’m saying is give peas a chance! This is a refreshing and light soup – the buttermilk adds a little tang to balance out the sweet peas. Peas and pancetta are best friends so add a little crisp fried pancetta for garnish. Serves 4 to 5.

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Ingredients

3
cup fresh green peas, shelled (750 ml)
¼
cup chopped pancetta, pan fried or grilled until lightly crisped (60 ml)
2
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
Tbsp unsalted butter (15 ml)
1
cup Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced, (about 2 medium) (250 ml)
4
cup chicken stock (1litre)
¼
tsp cayenne (1 ml)
coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
½
cup buttermilk (125 ml)
4
greens onions, chopped
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Directions

Step 1

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium and lightly cook chopped green onion and garlic. Add potatoes and stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat, partially cover and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Step 2

Add peas and let simmer an additional 5 minutes. Carefully puree soup in blender or with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in buttermilk. Reheat until steaming. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Serve and garnish with pancetta. Makes 5 cups.

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