P&Q: CHEATING ON WINTER PEA SOUP

Any problems, questions, concerns?  I am getting this Link up quickly because I understand there’s been some problems with immersion blenders so Diane just wants to give everyone a head’s up. Have a good week everyone.

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16 Responses to “P&Q: CHEATING ON WINTER PEA SOUP”

  1. onewetfoot February 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM #

    I used my immersion blender and it didn’t break down everything perfectly (which didn’t bother us for our first meal); once it cooled, I put the rest in the blender to get a smoother consistency. My big problem: how the heck do I present this soup attractively? It’s 70s dark olive drab.

    • Patricia February 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

      When I made this soup, it was a beautiful emerald green. Did you use frozen peas?

      • onewetfoot February 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM #

        Yes, I used frozen peas. I think it might be the vegetable stock I used. It had tomato paste in it, so it was almost the colour of beef stock. Next time, I’ll use a lighter one.

        • betsyp February 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM #

          I just made veg stock yesterday. I added tomato paste and it is quite dark. I was planning to use in this soup. I wonder what color I’ll end up with…

          • Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) February 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM #

            Oh I used chicken stock. Was that not what we were supposed to use? I’m so bad following some recipes right now!!

          • betsyp February 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM #

            I thought it said vegetable OR chicken stock, so you’re following instructions, intentionally or not.

  2. Diane February 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM #

    A piece of lettuce got stuck on my immersion blender and it shorted out and blew a fuse. It was a very frightening experience. Stick to Dorie’s recommendation and puree it in a blender.

    Also, as with her last soup start with 4 cups of stock and add more if you think the soup is too thick. I found 6 cups is too much liquid.

    • onewetfoot February 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM #

      Oh no! That sounds really scary.

    • PaulaM February 18, 2013 at 7:28 AM #

      Thanks for the immersion blender tip, it must´ve been awful.
      I agree about the stock, I ended up adding more peas to thicken it.

  3. anderlani1 February 18, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

    Uh oh. All I have is an immersion blender. This soup may be more of an adventure than anticipated.

  4. Cher February 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM #

    I made mine in the blender – no issues.

  5. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) February 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM #

    I made mine using an immersion blender. And – ahem – edamame. Right?

    • Cher February 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM #

      It sounds there is a story a’brewin…

      • Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) February 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM #

        Nope, just that I was too lazy to go get peas when I had a frozen green legume in the house… ;)

        • saralkeefe81 February 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM #

          Oh, my, I am seriously considering doing that now! I’m not thrilled about peas, but I was going to give this a try anyway. But I’m so intrigued by this, I’m not sure if I can resist.

  6. tammycirceo February 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

    I made this last night … was so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers!

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