Chilled *Fresh* Pea and Bacon Soup

I know parts of our continent are still dealing with snow, but recently we've had a few beautiful days; sunny with temperatures in the mid-seventies.


The warm weather had me longing for a chilled soup ~ so I made this one.

It's a take off on a Soup by Gordon Ramsay;
Chilled Fresh Pea with warm Bacon and a Cream Drizzle.
It also contains some shallots for depth of flavor.

No fresh peas in my garden yet, so I used frozen peas ~
probably not what Gordon had in mind, but flavorful and fresh-tasting just the same.

The bacon looks really flat, doesn't it?

I usually bake bacon on a rack, placed in a shallow, rimmed sheet pan, a
tip shared by Julia Child a million years ago. :)

This time I baked it sandwiched between two heavy pans~
I wasn't so pleased with the results; it looks abnormally FLAT,
in my opinion.

I'll stick with the tried and true way ~ on the rack, in a 350 * (F) oven
until as crisp as desired.
No worry about turning, splatter or messy cooktop.

If you would like the recipe for the soup, (along with my changes)
it can be found on my alternate blog ~

Once Upon a Plate ~ The Recipes (click here.)

A few spring posies from the newest garden to brighten the table.

How I miss them in the winter months, I'm so happy they are back.

If it is still sloppy or snowy in your area,
I hope beautiful spring weather arrives very soon.


  1. Gorgeous-looking soup, Mari! I like the idea of warm bacon with a chilled pea soup. I need to try this soon - the weather is supposed to warm up around here by the end of the week. This will be perfect!

  2. i am still blown away by this pic! it looks like a painting to me, or photshopped, its just FABULOUS!

  3. Oi. Parabéns pelo excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração


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