Zuppa Estiva di Piselli

Summer Pea Soup

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The River Café Cookbook

By Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers

Published 1995

  • About

Young freshly picked peas are one of the most special early summer vegetables. This soup celebrates that flavour.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg (2.¼ lb) fresh peas, shelled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

Melt the oil and butter together in a large saucepan, and fry the onion and garlic over a very gentle heat until soft but not brown, about 15 minutes. Add about three-quarters of the mint, the peas and the stock. Cook, covered, until the peas are tender, about 5 minutes.

Put half the mixture into a food processor and pulse until you have a coarse purée. Return to the pan and season. Add