Spring Pea Soup #WeekdaySupper

St. Patrick’s Day and Spring is coming and with the warmer weather we will be craving fresh tasting soups like this Spring Pea Soup, easy to have on the table for a #WeekdaySupper.

 

This soup would be even better with fresh shucked peas, I can hardly wait but for now frozen does the trick nicely!!

 

Spring Pea Soup by Noshing With The Nolands
This recipe was adapted from Michael Chiarello. His version was a cold pea soup but hubby is not a fan of cold soups at all, so we changed some things up and made it a hot delicious tasting soup.

 

I love the trick Michael talks about in his recipe of keeping the lovely green color by adding in the ascorbic acid, brilliant!!

 

Spring Pea Soup by Noshing With The Nolands

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Spring Pea Soup #WeekdaySupper
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A beautiful soup to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Spring!!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups sliced leeks, white and pale green parts only
  • ¾ cup celery, diced
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups frozen peas
  • 3 Tbsp. parsley and more for garnish
  • ½ tsp. thyme leaves
  • ⅛ tsp. ascorbic acid, vit. C pill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream, and more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and saute the garlic first for a few seconds and then add the leeks and the celery. Do not let them brown, but continue to saute until softened, about 5 min. Add the white wine and reduce until almost gone about 3 min. Pour in the stock and let simmer for 15 min.
  2. Add the peas, parsley and thyme return to a simmer and cook until tender, about 5 min. Add the ascorbic acid and blend until smooth in a blender.
  3. Reheat in the pot and add cream. Do not let it boil. Serve with more cream on top and parsley if desired.

 

 

Spring Pea Soup by Noshing With The Nolands

Sunday Supper Movement

We have other fantastic recipes to share with you this week!!

Monday – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings - Herb Frittata
Tuesday – Melanie Makes – Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna
Wednesday – Noshing With The Nolands – Spring Pea Soup
Thursday – The Dinner-Mom – Seared Scallops over Wilted Spinach

 

Mouth Watering Mondays, Lasagna Soup

Looking back on this frigid cold day today to February 2013 and I was warmed by looking and remembering this delicious Lasagna Soup that we made from Cravings for a Lunatic.

All the flavors of a lasagna made into a delicious soup that can be pulled together in no time. For the recipe click HERE!!

Lasagna-Soup-2What an amazing soup this is and it will warm you to your toes. I hope you try it, ENJOY!!!

Best Damn Chili Ever for Chili Cook-Off #SundaySupper

We have a Chili Cook-Off today for #SundaySupper. I really wanted to make a winning chili today for you, so I started off with a great name and then had to come up with a chili that was worthy!! I think I succeeded nicely. I really would like your votes for it to, so VOTE HERE!!!

Best Damn Chili Ever by Noshing With The Nolands I wanted this chili to have lots of deep layered smokey flavor, so I charred the peppers, added smokey paprika, dried smoked chipolte peppers, roasted tomatoes and chorizo, all to add that incredible taste. Never mind all of the other 15 ingredients!!

This is spicy but not blow your head off spicy, I can’t handle that. You can always adjust the heat with the amount of chipotle pepper you add.

Best Damn Chili Ever by Noshing With The Nolands

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Best Damn Chili Ever for Chili Cook-Off #SundaySupper
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A smokey chili layered with incredible flavors and outstanding ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. extra lean ground beef, browned
  • 3 chorizo sausages, cooked and diced
  • 2 dried chipolte peppers (small or 1½ large)
  • 2 sweet onions, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1-28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2-14 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-28 oz. kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-14 oz. can Aduki Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ cup frozen corn, thawed
  • Red and green jalapeno peppers, sliced for garnish
  • Cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
Instructions
  1. Start by browning the ground beef in a large skillet.
  2. Meanwhile soak the chipotle peppers in boiling water to rehydrate for 20 min.
  3. Place the red and orange peppers under a broiler to char. Once charred place in a bowl and cover with a cloth to steam and cool.
  4. Once the beef is browned add to a large bowl of a slow cooker. In the same pan brown the chorizo. Once cooked, dice into small pieces and add to the beef.
  5. Add the onions and garlic now to the pan with a little oil if needed. Saute until translucent and add to the beef mixture.
  6. Chop the chipotle peppers once rehydrated. Skin and seed the red and orange peppers and dice. Add all the peppers to the beef mixture.
  7. Add in the green peppers, both kinds of tomatoes, red wine, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt. Cook on low 6-8 hours. In the last hour add the beans and corn.
  8. Garnish with the jalapenos and cheese if using.

Thick, meaty, stocked full of vegetables, plus it is so easy done in the slow cooker!! You will love making this chili, ENJOY!!!!

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Sunday Supper Chili Cook-OffNow we have a big line up of chilis here and you need to vote for your favorite!!!  Flashing lights, arrow above!!! Best Damn Chili Ever needs your vote!!

The person with the most votes at the close of the contest is going to be winning a ticket to the 2014 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida + a $25 gift card. – See more at: http://www.girlichef.com/2014/02/Spicy-Chili-Mac.html#more
The person with the most votes at the close of the contest is going to be winning a ticket to the 2014 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida + a $25 gift card. – See more at: http://www.girlichef.com/2014/02/Spicy-Chili-Mac.html#more

The person with the most votes by Thursday Feb. 27th, which coincidentally is National Chili Day will win a ticket to the 2014 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida + a $25 gift card!!!

 

 

Will YOU be a part of the #SundaySupper Chili Cook-Off judges panel this week? Voting is live at the Sunday Supper Movement Online Community Magazine starting now and concluding (fittingly) on February 27 – National Chili Day! Browse the submissions and cast your vote by clicking HERE!

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