Sweet Pea & Mint Bisque with Citrus Creme Friache Grilled Baguette - NBC Connecticut
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Sweet Pea & Mint Bisque with Citrus Creme Friache Grilled Baguette



    It does not look like Spring, but these meals can make it feel like it's Springy. (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013)


    2  tablespoons  unsalted butter
    1  sweet onion, minced
    2  cups  chicken or vegetable broth
    1  pound  English peas, (or frozen if needed)
    1/4  cup  loosely packed fresh mint leaves
    kosher salt
    white pepper
    1cup crème Fraiche
    1ea lemon zested
    1ea lime zested
    1ea orange zested
    ½ cup pistachio roasted and crumbled (coffee grinder works great)
    1ea Baguette cut in 4 inch pieces
    ½ cup Olive oil


    Take crème friache mix in the zest and let sit in airtight container preferably 24 hours

    Brush the baguettes with oil add salt and pepper and lightly grill set aside

    Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and ¾ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the broth, bring to a boil.
    Place the peas and mint in a blender and add the hot broth mixture. (Because hot liquids expand when blended, hold the lid firmly in place with a kitchen towel before blending.) Blend until smooth. Return to saucepan to heat through, if necessary.

    To serve:

    Pour soup in bowl
    Place crème friache in a squeeze bottle to make pretty design on the soup add crumbled pistachio serve with your grilled baguette