Check-in on GetGlue
 
Cristina and Sherri Shepherd Cook
Creamy Cool Spring Pea Soup

























Tips:
  • Make sure you use fresh peas.
  • Let them cool in a bath before blending.

Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds (approximately 3 to 3 ½ cups) fresh peas (in pods), setting aside 20 peas for garnish
  • 1 medium onion, cut in quarters
  • 2 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 quart chicken stock, homemade or store bought
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Cracked pepper, to taste
  • Sour Cream
  • Jalapeño (chopped)

Directions:

  1. Shuck all the peas from the pods and set aside in a bowl.

  2. In a food processor, process the onions, celery, and carrots into small pieces. 

  3. Heat a sauce pot for 1 minute on medium high, pour the olive oil into a medium-size soup pot, add the vegetables from the processor, and salt. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Lower heat to medium and stir several times while cooking. Add the chicken stock and bring to a gentle boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the peas and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a blender, ladle the soup in batches, and blend for 2 minutes each time. (It's important to blend that long to get a smooth, creamy consistency.) 

  5. Taste and correct seasoning, adding more kosher salt if necessary. Pour into a medium bowl and cool on the counter for 30 minutes.

  6. Cover and place into the refrigerator for 3 hours to chill.

To Serve: 
  • Ladle soup into individual cold soup dishes and garnish with 1 teaspoon of fresh mint, sour cream, jalapeño, pink salt, mint, and lemon as desired. 




Sherri Shepherd shares more healthy eating habits in her new book, "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)," now available in stores and www.amazon.com.


Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.


Get more great crafts and recipes from "Home & Family" on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.



Return to episode guide >>


 

April 2014
Next month >>
1
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
2
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
3
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
4
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
5
6
7
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
8
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
9
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
10
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
11
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
12
13
14
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
15
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
16
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
17
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
18
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
19
20
21
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
22
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
23
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
24
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
25
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
26
27
28
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
29
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
30
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
May 2014
<< Previous month
1
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
2
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
3
4
5
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
6
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
7
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
8
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
9
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
10
11
12
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
13
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
14
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
15
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
16
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
17
18
19
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
20
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
21
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
22
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
23
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
24
25
26
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
27
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
28
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
29
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
30
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
31
copyright © 2014 Crown Media, all rights reserved.