Comoros- Soupe faux pois (Sweet Pea Soup)
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Comoros
Serves: 4
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound frozen peas (thawed)
  • ½ pound tomatoes chopped
  • 3 teaspoons ginger, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 can light coconut milk, 3 tablespoons reserved for garnish
  • 4 cups water
  • thinly sliced lime for serving
  1. Remove peas from the freezer to thaw while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Meanwhile, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil in a large pot and add the onion and garlic. Gently cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until onions have softened.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the coconut milk) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Note you can adjust the amount of cayenne to your heat tolerance.
  4. Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender), blend soup until smooth.
  5. Add the coconut milk, bring to a simmer just to warm coconut milk. Do not allow it to boil.
  6. Serve by drizzling reserved coconut milk over the top and adding a lime wheel.
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