Plated | Chilled English Pea Soup

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Our first featured dish is a Chilled English Pea Soup, with confit heirloom cherry tomatoes, melted leeks, fennel, peekytoe crab, tobiko and pea shoots.

Inspired by a recent trip to the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, where OTG lead concept Chef Michael Coury sourced ingredients and inspiration for the latest roll out of Spring menu changes.

Ingredients: (12 servings)

2 qts of fresh English peas
1 cup Spanish onion
2 tbsp fresh garlic
1/4 cup of fresh mint (whole leaves)
3 1/2 qts water
1 cup  extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp ground white pepper
1/2 cup of fresh leeks
1/2 cup fresh fennel
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp salt
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1/2 cup of shaved fresh fennel
1/2 cup of diced leeks
8 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 tbsp salt
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp whole butter
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1 cup peekytoe crab meat
3/4 cup tobiko
1/4 cup pea shoots
1/2 qt heirloom cherry tomatoes

Method:

For the base soup, sweat the onions and garlic with 1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat until they are soft. Bring your English peas to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, drain and purée. Add fresh mint leaves, salt and pepper, and chill the soup.

Garnish:

Cook small diced leeks and fennel on medium heat until translucent, add heavy cream and bring to a simmer, finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Heat cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil on medium heat with fresh thyme leaves. Crush 2 garlic cloves and stir in, simmer until the tomatoes are soft, turn off heat and let cool.

Using a small ring mold, place the cooked tomatoes, followed by leeks and fennel into the center of a soup bowl. Add ready to eat crab meat and tobiko on top. Finish by sprinkling pea leaves around the plate and serve the chilled soup table-side for the ultimate dinner party presentation!

preFLIGHT-PlatedPictured: Garnish pre-soup

Happy Cooking and Happy Travels!

– OTG

Featured Photo Credi: Flickr, Mike Licht.
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