When I got pregnant with my first child I was managing a cafe. My poor parents signed the papers to buy it the day I found out for sure I was pregnant from the doctor. Great timing right? Umm, guess I won’t be your manager as much as I thought I’d be. lol I still did, it was just a big change.
We made pea soup at the cafe every so often but not a lot. See I usually opened so I got to choose what soup to have. We had a set soup that everyone knew would be on a certain day and then the second soup was up to whoever opened. I didn’t even want to try the nasty looking green soup so it was never on top of my list.
Then in my second trimester boy did things change. I’d tried the soup because weird things tasted good and boy this soup was amazing. To the point that we stopped buying the frozen soup package because it wasn’t cost effective and I started making it. It’s amazing how easy it is to make. I made it at least once a week!
All the regulars knew that if pea soup wasn’t on the board they could ask me to reheat some from the back. Or if I was having my lunch they’d see me eating it and order some. I had limited ingredients to pull from and a limited pallet at that time so this was not the recipe I was making back then. This one is much more gourmet and I could have sold the heck out of this one even more!
- 1 bunch spring onions
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 pound fresh or frozen peas
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk or half and half
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Clean the bunch of spring onions and chop them finely. Set some of the green pieces aside for later.
- In a medium-sized saucepan melt the butter on a low heat and add the peas, water and spring onions.
- Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the peas are tender (but not mushy).
- Take the saucepan off the heat, let it cool down a bit and then add the milk and the herbs.
- Stir well and season with salt and pepper.
- Put the soup in a blender and blend until smooth. Return it to a saucepan and reheat the soup gently.
- Serve this delicious creamy pea soup with the reserved chopped spring onion sprinkled on top and nice crusty bread.