3 1/2 C frozen peas
3 qt water
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C salt
Bring water to boiling. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook 4-5 minutes.
Working quickly, drain water & place peas in a prepared ice bath for several minutes to retain color.
To the peas, add:
4 oz creme fraiche
zest of 1 lemon
1 T lemon juice
salt, to taste
Enough water to puree well, about 1/2 - 1 1/2 C
Blend very well and strain through sieve.
Serve warm or cold.
Drizzle with olive oil and/or crispy bacon crumbs before serving.