by Brandon McGlamery | July 7, 2021

The Perfect Sugar Snap Pea Soup for Summertime

A refreshing cold soup for the sweltering Florida heat

A green sugar snap pea and spring onion soup in a  clear bowl on a white table with spoons and snap peas on the side.
McGlamery’s creation is a vibrant addition to mealtime. Photography by Michael Pissari.

Liven up your summer soiree with a refreshing sugar snap pea and spring onion soup from chef Brandon McGlamery, partner at Luke’s Kitchen and Bar and Prato in Winter Park.

Serves 4–6     
  • 2 oz. butter
  • ½ lb. spring onion, sliced thin
  • ½ lb. sugar snap peas, cut 1/4” thin
  • 1 oz. garlic clove
  • 2 oz. potato, peeled, sliced very thin
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • ½ oz. mint leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup heavy cream

PREPARATION: Sweat the onion and garlic in the butter, making sure not to color. When softened, after about 10 minutes, add the potato and water and bring to a simmer. When potato is cooked, bring to a rapid boil, add the sugar snap peas and boil for one minute. Add the mint leaves and very quickly transfer to food processor in small batches. Puree and then transfer to an “ice shocking system” (set pot on top of ice to quickly cool it down). Season for taste and keep very cold. Can be done a day in advance.