Pea Soup with Prawns, Bread and Herb Butter À La Claudia

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Rest Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 209 kcal


Pea soup:

  • 2 Pc. Onions
  • 2 Pc. Garlic cloves
  • 200 g Celery root
  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 ml White wine
  • 100 ml Noilly Prat
  • 400 ml Poultry broth
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 600 g Peas green fresh
  • Pepper
  • 2 Pc. Bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • 12 Pc. King prawns
  • 4 Pc. Mint leaves

Parisian baguette:

  • 300 g Wheat flour
  • 50 g Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 packet Dry yeast
  • 250 ml Lukewarm water
  • 1 Pc. Egg Whites

Herb butter:

  • 1 bunch Chives
  • 1 bunch Herbs fresh
  • Frozen garlic cubes
  • 0,25 Pc. Onion
  • 250 g Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Pea soup:

  • Cut the onion, garlic and celery into cubes. Froth the butter in a saucepan and sauté the cut vegetables. Season to taste with white wine and Noilly Prat and allow to reduce. Then fill up with chicken broth or stock and cream.
  • Add the peas and bay leaf and season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and sugar. When the peas are soft, add the mint. Remove the bay leaf and mix everything finely and strain.
  • Fry the prawns in a little butter with garlic. Put the soup on the plate and place the prawns from the pan in the soup. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Parisian baguette:

  • Brush a large baking sheet with butter or oil. Put wheat flour with wholemeal flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Dissolve the yeast with the warm water and add to the flour. Use a wooden spoon to work the dough into a slightly sticky ball.
  • Knead the dough on a floured work surface for ten minutes to form a smooth and elastic dough. Work in the rest of the flour as needed. Put the dough in a large bowl and let rise in a warm place for an hour, covered.
  • After rising, knead the dough for a minute and roll it up tightly into a long stick. Let the ends come to a point so that a baguette shape is created. Place the dough on the prepared baking tray and let it rise for another 40 minutes in a warm place.
  • Preheat the oven to 210 degrees. Pour half a liter of hot water into a flat baking pan or casserole dish and place on the bottom of the oven. This gives the bread a crispy crust.
  • Brush the egg white on the bread. Cut the surface at an angle of about 5 cm with a sharp knife. Then bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees and quickly coat the baguette with the glaze again and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Turn out and allow to cool on a wire rack. The baguette bread only tastes fresh on the same day.

Herb butter:

  • Wash the chives, shake dry and finely chop. Sprinkle with frozen garlic.
  • Put the butter, herbs and garlic in a bowl and knead with a fork. Important: The butter must be really soft for this, so take it out of the refrigerator in good time!
  • Season the herb butter with salt. Cover and chill until serving.


Serving: 100gCalories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 13.5gProtein: 4.3gFat: 14.7g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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