English Pea Soup

August 3, 2012 by Kenmore

English pea soup represents the color and flavor of Spring. Its lively green hue and sweet, gentle flavor comes forward through traces of mint in every spoonful.


preparation time
1 mins

cook time




1 onion chopped

5 cloves garlic chopped

1 teaspoons honey

0.25 cup mint leaves loosely packed

1.75 pounds fresh English peas

0.5 pounds butter

10 pounds ice (1 bag)


Step 1

Melt butter in large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add onion and garlic and sauté until they begin to soften, about 8 minutes.

Step 3

Add peas, then water to cover; bring to a boil. Simmer until vegetables are tender.

Step 4

Add mint and honey. Puree 4 cups of soup at a time in batches in a blender. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

While soup is pureeing, set up an ice bath in your kitchen sink by putting a medium size stock pot in the center of the sink.

Step 6

Add ice to the sink around the pot; add cold water to the ice.

Step 7

Pour soup into pot in batches and allow to cool.

Step 8

Reserve for later use. Soup can be held up to three days and served cold or hot.


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