BM # 74: Week 4, Day 1
Theme : Swedish recipes
Recipe: Artsoppa – Swedish pea soup
I find it easier to select when my choices are few in number. When its a vast ocean of choices, I always feel lost. So when it came to this week’s Swedish theme, I picked my recipes from the library books. Since the vegetarian choices are pretty limited when it comes to Swedish cuisine, it actually made my job a lot easier :D.
All I did was to compare the two books I had and look for common recipes. This pea soup was there in both the books, though both had different takes on it. This soup usually has meat on it, but I skipped it my take of the recipe. I read it in Wikipedia that this soup is traditionally served on Thursdays along with pancakes for dessert.
So read on for this recipe that is adapted from Niklas Ekstedt’s book Scandinavian Classics.
For 6-8 servings, soak 2 cups of split or whole peas overnight. Dried yellow or green peas would do. The next day, add 2 liters(8 cups) of water or stock, one sliced onion and 1/2 teaspoon each of dried thyme and oregano and cook until the peas are completely soft.
I did this on my Instant pot. About 20 minutes in Manual mode. Once the pressure releases naturally, season with salt and pepper and serve. I sprinkled some dried nuts, seeds and fruit mix on top for some crunch.
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10 thoughts on “Artsoppa- Pea soup”
Surprised to read that it is served as a dessert.
Very nice… Have your tried the soup mode in IP? I got to try it too.. but manual mode is saviour for sure.
looks like a real trial :) nice soup… very appetizing
Well even with those few choices I had, I took forever to decide on the recipes and finally didn’t make it at all..:(…I so enjoyed your swedish dishes not to mention this soup..looks like you are using your instapot more..good thing!
Such a creamy and comforting green pea soup Rajani. Perfect for chilly nights.
Nice Swedish soup. It looks simple and healthy.
Weather is bit chilled here, i dont mind having this creamy soup for my dinner rite now.
Healthy & creamy soup. I’m sure that it would be pair well with some toast
That sounds really flavorful! I don’t think meat is required in any case for this flavorful soup…