Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website: www.portlandcomfortfood.com

Pea Soup

1 comment:

Bob said...

Type up of recipe.

Spring Pea Soup:



1/2 cup leeks, sliced and well washed (white and light green parts)

Ping of sugar

2 Tbsp parsley (or chervil) finely chopped (fresh)

1 cup lettuce coarsely chopped.

2 cups spring peas

1 Tbsp butter

Salt and pepper to taste

6 cups chicken stock. (vegetable stock may be substituted)





Heat saucepan over medium-high heat and melt butter.



Add leeks and sugar and sweat until translucent (about 5 minutes).

Add sugar, salt and pepper.

Add lettuce, parsley and peas to pot

Add 1 cup stock.

Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or ntil peas are tender.

Add remaining stock. Cook but do not allow to boil.

Puree the soup well.

Strain and serve.