How to make it

  • Saute the carrots and onions in the butter until tender, not browned, about 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Add the lettuce and braise this for about 5 minutes, do not use a high heat.
  • Add the liquids and 1 -2 tsp. salt. (You will find the stock you've used will affect how much seasoning you need at the end to correct the flavor.) Bring this to a boil and then simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Add the peas and cook until they are just tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Puree with an immersable blender or in batches in a conventional blender.
  • If you prefer a thinner variation you can add a bit more stock.
  • Correct flavor with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

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    " It was excellent "
    maryannao ate it and said...
    This was wonderful!! I've literally just made it so quick and so simple and what a brilliant way to use up lettuce! Thank-you!
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    " It was excellent "
    softgrey ate it and said...
    it's very english to cook lettuce with peas...
    i see this a lot when i am browsing some british sites...

    i've never tried it myself but my curiosity has been piqued now...

    seems quite healthy, easy and budget friendly- which is ever so important these days!!!..

    thanks babe!

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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    I will try this my friend! ^5
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  • joan1940 10 years ago
    Sounds really good to me!I also like the lettuce addition...we will be sure and try it!
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  • borinda 11 years ago
    Re. the inclusion of lettuce in this soup - it adds lots of volume and is the thickening agent, beyond the peas, rather than doing something like a roux or a cream enrichment. The original recipe calls for a bit of sugar but I find the lettuce is sweet enough and does the job. Once you add the lettuce you'll see it reduce in volume, much like cooking fresh spinach as it wilts. Try this, it is a fail-safe recipe.
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  • magpieno6 11 years ago
    This sounds good. I have never cooked lettuce before, but there is always a first time. sounds good.
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  • debra47 11 years ago
    Sounds really delicious!
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