Popeyes soup with peas
Making this dish surely brings back the memories of a kid who didn't like vegetables but started liking them as he grows up.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Popeyes soup with peas
Dried pea and spinach soup is an uber green and super
nutritious dish that can be a part of a healthy diet. It is
ideal for the health-conscious. Serve this as a warming
and comforting appetizer. Or enjoy it with crusty
bread for a very light dinner. In this recipe, the peas
and spinach are cooked then passed through a sieve
for a thick and smooth consistency. This soup has a
sumptuous texture in the palate and tastes
spectacular. Its bright green color gives instant delight
to the eyes and the senses.
Before cooking dried peas need to be soaked for at least eight hours in cold water. This can
be done overnight so that the peas are all ready to cook the next day. Substantial amount of
cooking time will be saved by soaking the peas before cooking. However, do not soak the
peas for more than ten hours or germination may occur. This may change the flavor of the
peas. Before cooking the peas, pick over them to remove any stone, dirt or debris. And also
to remove any discolored peas or those with blemishes. So that you can inspect them
carefully spread them out on a clean surface. Place the sorted peas in a colander then wash
and rinse them well under cold running water.
The soaked dried peas when boiled will collapse into a puree making a fantastic soup that
has a wonderful texture. The spinach also adds a thick texture to the soup aside from a
greener color. If the peas are pureed and the spinach has disintegrated into the liquid you
will know the soup is ready. To make sure that any solid parts are squished pass the
contents of the soup through a sieve to puree it even more. To puree the whole soup you
can also use an immersion blender.
5 cups dried peas (soaked overnight)
1cup chopped spinach
1 onion, peeled
3 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a pot add all ingredients and allow it to cook for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring often.
2. Cover. Let it simmer on medium flame.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste towards the end. Stir well.
4. Pass the mixture through a sieve. Then heat it once again. In a soup bowl serve it hot.