Return to Content

Chilled Spring Pea Soup With Maine Lobster Salpicon

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Jul 2010
Chilled Spring Pea Soup With Maine Lobster Salpicon
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Print Friendly

Total Time: 40

This terrific little soup captures the essence of the lobster without straining anyone's bank account.
Trap Landry, sous-chef, Lunetta, Brooklyn, New York

Login to add to your Recipe Box
Upload Your PhotoUpload Your Photo


  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups fresh spring English peas (or frozen if not in season)
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lobster Salpicon


In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil and add sugar. Cook peas about 3 minutes; then drain and shock in ice water. In a blender, combine sherry, vinegar, 1 cup water, and peas, and blend until very smooth. Stir in cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill 1 hour. Divide soup into six demitasse cups and top with Lobster Salpicon, divided evenly among them.

Lobster Salpicon


  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch saffron
  • 6 ounces freshly cooked lobster meat, chopped (from 1 1-1/4-pound soft-shell lobster)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 generous tablespoon chopped chives
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a nonreactive saut
Updated Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Special 2 for 1 Holiday Sale

Send a one-year gift subscription of Yankee Magazine for only $17.99 and give a 2nd one-year gift subscription absolutely FREE. Plus, we will send you a FREE 2016 Scenes of New England Calendar (a $9.95 value)! BUY NOW!

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111