Lettuce And Pea Soup

Lettuce And Pea Soup

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Lettuce and pea soup is a simple dish. This hearty dish is made with potatoes, dried peas, onions, chicken stock. Serve with toasted slices of French bread.
Servings: 4
Calories: 314

Ingredients
 

  • 1 head curly endive or escarole
  • 8 oz fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 3/4 pints chicken stock
  • 2 medium-sized waxy potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • pinch saffron threads
  • salt and pepper
  • toasted slices of French bread

Instructions

  • Bring the chicken stock to the boil, add the peas and boil gently until very tender (about 20 minutes); put them through a mouli-legumes (vegetable mill) or allow the liquid and peas to cool a little and then process in the blender in several batches.
  • Peel and dice the potatoes; peel the onion and chop very finely. Shred the well washed and dried curly endive leaves into a chiffonade.
  • Sweat the onion and endive in the butter and oil in a large saucepan until tender; add the potatoes and fry briefly, stirring.
  • Pour in the pureed peas and stock, add salt to taste and the saffron. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Season with a little freshly ground pepper and serve.
Calories: 314 kcal
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Sodium: 963 mg
Potassium: 1199 mg
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 9 g
Vitamin A: 3058 IU
Vitamin C: 53 mg
Calcium: 100 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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