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                      TURNIP SOUP WITH GREEN PEAS (HH)
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       sm           Turnips (12 oz), peeled,
    2       tb           Butter
    4       c            Chicken consomme (HOMEMADE)
            pn           Sugar
      1/2   ts           Salt, if desired
      1/8   ts           Black pepper, freshly ground
   10       oz           Pk frozen peas, thawed OR
    2       c            Shelled fresh young peas,
      1/2   c            Croutons, to garnish
   Peel and dice turnips.  Melt the butter (or use olive
   oil) in a large skillet; add turnips, cover and cook
   over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, or until
   they begin to color--changing from white to a light
   yellow.  Set them aside. Bring the consomme to a
   simmer in a medium saucepan.  Add the turnips and a
   pinch of sugar. Simmer, skimming if necessary, until
   the turnips are cooked and soft when piered with a
   fork, about 10 to 15 minutes. If the peas are frozen,
   pour boiling hot water over them and let stand for 3
   minutes. Drain. If the peas are fresh, blanch in
   boiling water until bright green, about 1 minute.
   Drain. Place the peas and croutons in a warmed soup
   tureen and cover with the hot turnip soup. Serve
   immediately in heated individual soup bowls.
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