Published On: May 30, 2017

Plated | Chilled English Pea Soup

*preFLIGHT PlatedOur latest series bringing you a taste of the terminal, beyond the baggage claim. Be sure to check back every few weeks for the latest from our menus.*


Our first featured dish is a Chilled English Pea Soup, with confit heirloom cherry tomatoes, melted leeks, fennel, peekytoe crab, tobiko and pea shoots.

Inspired by a recent trip to the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, where OTG lead concept Chef Michael Coury sourced ingredients and inspiration for the latest roll out of Spring menu changes.

Ingredients: (12 servings)

2 qts of fresh English peas
1 cup Spanish onion
2 tbsp fresh garlic
1/4 cup of fresh mint (whole leaves)
3 1/2 qts water
1 cup  extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp ground white pepper
1/2 cup of fresh leeks
1/2 cup fresh fennel
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 cup of shaved fresh fennel
1/2 cup of diced leeks
8 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 tbsp salt
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp whole butter
1 cup peekytoe crab meat
3/4 cup tobiko
1/4 cup pea shoots
1/2 qt heirloom cherry tomatoes


For the base soup, sweat the onions and garlic with 1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat until they are soft. Bring your English peas to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, drain and purée. Add fresh mint leaves, salt and pepper, and chill the soup.


Cook small diced leeks and fennel on medium heat until translucent, add heavy cream and bring to a simmer, finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Heat cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil on medium heat with fresh thyme leaves. Crush 2 garlic cloves and stir in, simmer until the tomatoes are soft, turn off heat and let cool.

Using a small ring mold, place the cooked tomatoes, followed by leeks and fennel into the center of a soup bowl. Add ready to eat crab meat and tobiko on top. Finish by sprinkling pea leaves around the plate and serve the chilled soup table-side for the ultimate dinner party presentation!

preFLIGHT-PlatedPictured: Garnish pre-soup

Happy Cooking and Happy Travels!


Featured Photo Credi: Flickr, Mike Licht.

More from PreFlight