Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion in the butter until soft and translucent. Add the peas and the chicken stock. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook until peas are tender - about 5 minutes.
  • Place this mixture in a blender and puree until smooth. Put in a bowl and add the cream. Season with salt, pepper, and stir in the mint. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • After the soup has been chilled, run it through a sieve, pressing through small bits of mint (important note: do not skip this part! you'll wind up with a grainy texture; the goal is silky smooth texture). At this point, the soup may be very thick. If it is too thick, add milk ¼ cup at a time until it is the desired consistency.
  • Serve in demitasse cups for a small starter, or shallow bowls for something a little more substantial. Garnish with a dollop of crème fraiche.

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  • luisascatering 5 years ago
    It's always best to use unsalted butter because then you can control the salt yourself.
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    kukla ate it and said...
    BTW, do you use salted or unsalted butter?? Or, will it make much difference in the final taste?
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    kukla ate it and said...
    A very imaginative presentation.
    And, one of those very simple recipes that requires only the best of ingredients!

    I love it :)
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  • sday5 5 years ago
    pretty little soup
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    nazzb ate it and said...
    Great recipe, although I am not a fan of mint, but would be glorious for a party. Will give it a try.
    Nazz
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Got my mini-martini glasses...will let you know when I put something in them...LOL! May be this Thanksgiving.
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  • softgrey 6 years ago
    gorgeous presentation!


    x-softie
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Well I should receive my mini-martini glasses and also stainless steel picks in about a week! (What's that saying...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Thanks!
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Mini martini glass, eh? Great idea for presentation! I have mint growing too....made the mistake of planting it in the garden instead of in a pot and I cannot get rid of it! May have to use it for Mojitos, also....darn :)
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    beautiful recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I don't know how I missed this one! Such a great presentation, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    What a great recipe! I love the martini glass idea. And I cant stay away from mint... Another keeper.... Jim
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