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Sugar snap pea soup

Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 16:06

It's been a great season for sugar snap peas from the garden. I took a bunch to a gathering a couple of months ago, and they were a huge hit raw as crudités. But sadly the season has come to an end.

I brought in the last huge basket full today. There were a lot of pods well past prime, and I can only save so many for seed. Guess what I discovered? The fully mature fresh pods make for truly excellent soup! Who knew?

I simmered some Maui onions, carrots, garlic, kale & sugar snaps (with water to cover) for about an hour. Then I ran an immersion blender in the pot. Finish with salt, pepper and cayenne for a nice, hearty soup. The sweetness really comes through.

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RE: Sugar snap pea soup

Sounds delicious! I'll have to remember that when a few of my snow peas get a little larger than we like for fresh eating. It'll be awhile, plants are just about 4-5 inches tall.....


RE: Sugar snap pea soup

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 19:25

This was my first year growing sugar snaps -- been growing shelling peas for a while now and decided to give them a try. I'm completely sold! Shelling peas are great but these sugar snaps produced more pods and were a bit easier than doing all that shelling. I say a bit easier because the sugar snaps have a string on the inside curve that needs to be removed.

Down here we plant peas in the late fall for winter/spring harvest.

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