Friday, February 22, 2013
Cheating on Winter Pea Soup - FFwD
This French Friday's with Dorie was a very easy soup to make, and that had me a little worried. Generally, I enjoy a soup that takes some time to come together.
I started off by sauteing some bacon for the garnish. Then, because it was there, I sauteed onion in the bacon fat. I added chicken broth and frozen peas. I added romaine lettuce that I had chopped in order to avoid any immersion blender issues. I should say right now that I really enjoy my immersion blender, hard working, fast and easy to clean. When I read in P&Q section for the recipe that the lettuce was causing issues frankly I was surprised because usually lettuce is so well behaved. But to assure that everyone continued to work well together, I veered away from sliced lettuce toward chopped lettuce. Everything simmered happily away.
My husband liked it. It is fun to come in from the freezing cold to a nice, bright, bowl of soup. I thought that it was too thin and will use less broth next time.