Pea Soup #SundaySupper

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is about a subject that has become very near and dear to my heart, Farmers Markets and Local Food. Over the past few years I have really been trying to focus on this idea of eating locally sourced food. Even in my business I only source my meat from local farms and am currently searching for a good locally source for my cheese. I believe one of the ways we can make our own part of the world better and stronger economically is by supporting local business’.

Today I am sharing a recipe that uses a vegetable that is used a lot in my house because it is my daughter’s favourite vegetable, fresh peas. Now I almost hesitate saying peas are her favourite because she only likes them fresh. If you give her frozen peas or peas from a can she wouldn’t touch them. I have 30 pea plants growing in the garden this year and while they have produced a lot of peas my husband and I haven’t been able to eat any of them because my daughter goes out into the garden and eats them off the plant. And since it is such a healthy food I don’t have the heart to scold her. So instead I bought some fresh peas from our local market.

I am also a proud stall holder at our local market on Saturday’s so I make an even bigger effort these days to buy from my friends on the market. I am excited to see what everyone else in the Sunday Supper crew has come up with not just because I love food but because I love seeing what ingredients are in season around the world.

Pea Soup

15mL (1 Tbsp) olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
450g (15 oz) shelled peas (about 1.2kg of pods) plus 5 pods
750ml (3 1/4 c.) water (or vegetable stock if you’re omitting the bacon)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Small bunch of mint, chopped and creme fraiche, to serve
recipe from The Guardian


Shell the peas, keeping about 5 shells.

Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large pan and add the onions and bacon. Cook the onions until they are translucent make sure to stir and keep the onions from browning.

Add the peas and pods and stir well, then pour in 750ml water. Bring to the pot to a boil, then simmer until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.

Remove the pods and puree the soup, I used a food processor but you can use an immersion blender if you have one. Add the lemon juice and season to taste. This soup can be served hot or cold, add a few sprigs of mint and a swirl of sour cream before serving.

 

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Pea Soup #SundaySupper
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 15mL (1 Tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 450g (15 oz) shelled peas (about 1.2kg of pods) plus 5 pods
  • 750ml (3¼ c.) water (or vegetable stock if you're omitting the bacon)
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Small bunch of mint, chopped and creme fraiche, to serve
Instructions
  1. Shell the peas, keeping about 5 shells.
  2. Add the peas and pods and stir well, then pour in 750ml water. Bring to the pot to a boil, then simmer until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pods and puree the soup, I used a food processor but you can use an immersion blender if you have one. Add the lemon juice and season to taste. This soup can be served hot or cold, add a few sprigs of mint and a swirl of creme fraiche before serving.
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27 Responses to Pea Soup #SundaySupper

  1. This looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing it in Sunday Supper!

  2. Renee says:

    What a beautiful soup. Such a great color for summer and so healthy too.

  3. That girl knows where to find the best vegetables! Gorgeous soup Laura!

  4. Wow, this looks great! I never had pea soup, so i am bookmarking your recipe and giving it a try!

  5. I love that your daughter picks peas right off the plant! I can’t think of a better habit to form. :)

  6. One of my wife’s favorite soups…I can’t wait to make this for her!

  7. Liz says:

    So cute about your daughter raiding the garden! I love fresh pea soup, too!

  8. I love pea soup and this one looks yummy in my tummy good

  9. Fresh peas are one of my favorite discoveries this year. I had never had them before, but now I am in love. It seems like they are just about done for the season :( I haven’t ventured to make soup yet because it takes so many and takes forever to shell them, but I will have to make some after seeing this yummy soup!

  10. Stacy says:

    So many children don’t like peas, or say they don’t like peas because they have never tried fresh. Fresh are the best! I never called them peas when my girls were little to avoid the stigma. They loved “those little green balls.” :) Your soup is my idea of lovely, Laura. Smoky bacon and peas are a perfect match in a warm and comforting bowl.

  11. I love pea soup too! What a beautiful bowl of soup!

  12. My grandma’s like your daughter – will only touch fresh peas! We bought her a huge basketful on Friday from the FM so she’d get some veggies in! Pea soup for me always mean French Canadian yellow pea, but then again I’ve never had green pea soup!

  13. Love the taste of fresh picked peas! And pea soup is one of my favorite soups. Love this!

  14. My kids love love pea soup, is very comforting to them.

  15. I’m amazed. When I do go through all hte effort of shelling peas, I usually can’t resist and eat them all right then, raw and fresh. Your will power is incredible! Lovely soup idea. I wonder, could I use frozen peas for this? I know that defeats the point of the fresh local theme but it would be a handy dinner to be able to make from the freezer on any old day.

  16. I love that you don’t have to shell the peas. Your recipe has been saved =)

    Bravo, Laura, for supporting local produce and being a part of the movement. I imagine it’s not always easy but I bet well worth it <3

    Very impressive, too, that your daughter likes peas for snacks!

  17. Katy says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had pea soup, but this has inspired me to make it again!

  18. You do have a good problem with your daughter insisting on fresh peas. I wish I had that issue with mine. Your soup looks great.

  19. Too funny that peas are your daughter’s favorite food! She’ll be a healthy eater for life, for sure. Beautiful soup, and I really love that bowl you served it in :)

  20. Camille says:

    What a beautiful soup! I just don’t make peas enough!

  21. I’ve never had pea soup before, can you believe it? I bet it tastes amazing with your fresh, homegrown peas. And I love that you’re fully embracing the buy-local movement in both your personal and business life. I try to do it as much as possible too.

  22. Wonderful! I first tried pea soup few years ago when we were on vacation to South. It was so delicious and I’ve been enjoying it since then. Your recipe definitely reminded me how I love pea soup.

  23. Fresh peas are one of my daughter’s favorite veggies, too. I just love the color of this soup and the addition of bacon sounds incredible!

  24. I have never had fresh pea soup, but this looks fantastic! You just reminded me what I have been missing this year. Peas and beans from the market! How could I forget?!

  25. I definitely need to try this! One of the secrets to my split pea soup is the addition of some fresh peas–adds just the right amount of sweetness … but it’s time I try making a soup entirely of fresh peas!

  26. I never made soup with fresh peas, only dried. Got to try this!

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