English Pea Soup

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.

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preparation Time
1 mins

cook Time
1 mins


1402 per serving


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, loosely packed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-3/4 pounds fresh English peas
  • 1/2 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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