Now, thistitle is interesting, unlike the long and slow apples, because let´s face it,who doesn´t want to cheat on winter? All hands are raised I believe… Unlikethose poor apples who were a showstopper dessert but had a forgettable name. Dorie getssome extra points for this one.
Just incase you feel betrayed afterwards, I might as well tell you from the start,there is lettuce in this soup.
Now that wehave that part out of the way, this soup is called Cheating-on-winter Pea Soupand that is a catchy name, imagine if you read pea lettuce soup… because addsome onion (I used shallots) and broth, simmer everything for ten minutes,blend it until smooth, and that´s about the recipe.
This is a nice bowl of soup, and there´s notmuch more to say about it, except for the part that you probably want toknow. What about the lettuce. Did it taste like it? No. Did ithave a weird texture? No. Did it improve the texture? No. Then why the heck isit there? I don´t know.
The thingis it actually tasted good, very good. But it was a pea flavor, which is reallynice. But just peas. A bit too simple I might add. If you´re thinking `come on,throw in a bunch of fresh mint, add some spinach, I don´t know, do something´,I´m with you. So that´s what I did.
I addedmore peas, some thyme and arugula, which I had leftover from this pear almond arugula salad. Back to simmer for ten minutes and back to the blender.
Will I makeit again? Yes, but with arugula and more peas. And maybe spinach too.
Withlettuce? I very highly doubt it, since I don´t even keep lettuce in my fridge,because I hardly use it. Not my kind of green.
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