*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Quick Pea Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      Tablespoons   Margarine
                         Stalks Celery -- chopped
                         Cloves Garlic -- minced
      1/2  Cup           Med Onion -- chopped
    2      Cups          Vegetable stock
   16      Ounces        Frozen Peas
    1      Dash          White Pepper
      1/2  Cup           Low-fat Milk
    1      Dash          Nutmeg
 
 GARNISH: Herbed garlic Croutons, 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley and 2 T lemon peel,
or grated Parmesan cheese, optional. In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, melt
margarine. Add celery, garlic, and onion. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes. 
Add vegetable stock, peas, and white pepper. Over med heat, cover and simmer 5
minutes.  Transfer mixture to bowl of food processor. Cool slightly. Puree. 
Return mixture to pan; add milk and nutmeg. Heat through, about 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. Top each serving with garnish if desired.
 
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 Nutr. Assoc. : 872 275 620 999 1567 1086 0 897 962