TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Organic Minted Pea Soup - Gourmet Girls
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 2/3 cups chopped shallots (about 6 very large)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups shelled fresh organic peas (from about 5 pounds peas in pods) or two 16-ounce bags frozen organic petite peas, thawed
- 5 1/2 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth (preferably organic)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh organic mint plus additional for garnish
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté until tender, about 7 minutes.
Add peas and stir 1 minute. Add 5 1/2 cups broth and bring to simmer. Cook until peas are very tender, about 8 minutes.
Cool 15 minutes. Puree soup and 1/4 cup chopped mint in batches in blender until smooth.
Return to same pot; thin with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if desired.
DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, cover, and chill.
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