Non-opulent Green Pea Soup
The classic green pea soup, or Crème Nignon, is an exercise in slightly restrained luxury with its whipped cream and champagne garnish.
But what if one simply wants a green pea soup, without bells and whistles? That’s fine too. (we only decided to have soup for dinner since it’s quick and cheap and Star Wars was going to be on in ten minutes)
Mine contains onions, green peas, vegetable cube stock, milk and a dash of lemon. Put the hand blender to it for as long as you can be bothered to and then add some more whole peas.
Soup made from about 2 lb of frozen peas and two pints of fluids is enough for two large helpings or four small.
Croûtons and/or a dollop of some reasonably thick dairy product is nice garnish. Omit dairy products altogether for a vegan dish.