Green Peas and Sweet Onion Potage Soup

Green Peas and Sweet Onion Potage Soup

This is a spring vegetable potage soup with green peas and sweet new harvest onion. If you think green peas smell odd, this soup is perfect for you. It doesn't have that peculiar smell at all, and you can really enjoy the sweetness of the peas.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Green peas (fresh if possible, or use frozen)
about 150 g
New or sweet onion
Consommé soup stock
200 ml
50 ml
Butter (or margarine that can be used for cooking)
20 g
Heavy cream
a small amount
2 teaspoons


1. If using fresh peas, pour boiling water over them in a colander or sieve. If using frozen, blanch them briefly and drain. This gets rid of most of the green-pea smell.
2. Drop the butter in a frying pan, and sauté the green peas for about 30 seconds over medium heat. Add the sliced sweet onion and sugar, and sauté until the onion is translucent and wilted. Be careful not to let it burn. The sugar makes the peas tender.
3. Add the soup to the frying pan. When it starts to bubble turn off the heat and transfer the contents to a pot. Cover with a lid, and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes, add the milk and stir. Puree in a blender until smooth and creamy. Pass the pureed mixture through a sieve or strainer, put back in the pot and warm it through while stirring constantly from the bottom of the pot with a rubber spatula until it's piping hot.
5. Transfer to serving plates or bowls, and drizzle some cream on top. Enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband doesn't like green peas, but even he loves it. This is our family recipe for green pea potage soup.