Chilled Pea Soup with Katzefet

Chilled Pea Soup with Katzefet
Pareve--serves 6-8

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  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp. minced shallots
  • 4 cups pareve chicken broth
  • 6 cups of fresh peas* (or equivalent amount of frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme (or 1-1/2 tsp. fresh thyme)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried chervil (optional)
  • 6 Tbsp. pareve whipping cream (katzefet) like Richwhip
  • Fresh parsley and chives for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil and add shallots.
  2. Sauté until tender over medium heat.
  3. Raise heat to highest setting and add the broth.
  4. Bring to boil and add peas and herbs.
  5. Simmer covered 15-20 min.
  6. Cool slightly.
  7. Blend with an immersion blender, food processor, or standard blender till smooth.
  8. Stir in whipping cream directly from the carton. 
  9. Cover and chill.
  10. Serve garnished with parsley and chives.

*One container of pea pods (from our local Farmers' Market) yielded 1 cup of fresh peas shelled.

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