My mom would gladly confirm I have NEVER been a fan of peas, so isn’t it swell that the love of my life happens to be a fan of such vegetable. A recipe we saw on TV caught his eye and he’s been asking me to try it out but I decided to add two things which would make the soup much better for my taste buds, lots of basil and of course heavy cream.
This also gave me the opportunity to use my new food processor which he so kindly gifted me on Christmas. You should have seen how my eyes lit up when I opened it!
On a cold night go ahead and pair this soup with a mozzarella and tomato Panini or throw in some grilled jumbo shrimp with garlic croutons and you have a terrific one bowl meal.
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Cups of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
2 Handfuls of Basil Leaves
1 Pack of Frozen Peas
5 Pearl Onions – Peeled and Cut in Half
2 Cloves Garlic – Chopped
1 Medium Mozzarella Ball – Cut Up in Pieces
– In a sauce pan brown the garlic and pearl onions in a tablespoon of olive oil.
– Then add in 1 cup of the chicken broth and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
– Next throw in the frozen peas and let simmer covered on low.
– When peas are cooked through throw in a couple of basil leaves, drizzle olive oil then mix.
– Keep simmering until the basil is wilted then remove pan from flame.
*Must let mix cool down for five minutes before transferring to the food processor.
– Process on low till contents are chopped.
* You may need to stop the processor & push food down the sides to make sure all pieces get chopped.
– As you are chopping on low add the 1 cup of heavy cream through the small feeding tube.
* The mix should begin to turn a light green color.
– You can stop the chopping & open up the bowl to add in the last cup of chicken broth along with the mozzarella.
* Keep a couple of slices off to the side for garnish when completed.
– Again chop on low speed till the mozzarella is chopped and combined.
– Next open up again and add the last of the basil leaves.
* Keep a couple of small leaves off to the side for garnish when completed.
– Once more chop on low then transfer the contents to a pot.
– Heat stove on medium heat and be sure to spin the soup often if not the mozzarella in the soup will burn at the bottom or to the sides of the pot.
– You can season soup with salt, pepper and garlic powder then mix.
– Once soup is heated place in bowl and garnish with mozzarella and basil leaf.
*As mentioned before you can always add in a protein to the soup to make a meal in one bowl or pair the soup with your favorite Panini.
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