I like to see the whole peas, but the soup can be put in a blender or food processor and blended until smooth if desired. One-half to one cup cubed cooked ham may be added to make this more of a main dish soup.
Curried Green Pea Soup/Side Dish
1/4 c. butter
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/3 c. flour
1 can (16 oz.) green peas, undrained
1/2 to 1 t. curry powder
1/2 T. instant chicken bouillon
1 c. milk
1/4 c. crumbled, crisp cooked bacon pieces
1/4 c. finely chopped dry roasted peanuts
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring and watching carefully. Add flour and stir and cook for 1 minute. Add peas, curry powder and bouillon. Stir and cook until liquid in mixture smooths out. Add milk, cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Ladle into serving bowls. Top each bowl with 1 T. bacon pieces and 1 T. chopped peanuts. Makes 4 servings.