The Oscars are coming up in less than a week. Are you stoked? I am a little ashamed to say I've fallen behind in seeing most of this year's nominees (perhaps it was all that cross-country moving?), but where I feel extra-prepared for February 22nd is in the snacks department. I have big plans to make a batch of these Russet Potato Croquettes with Homemade Salsa and Cheater Vegan Cheese, and newly, these Pea Soup Shooters.
No matter your plans, even if they involve hanging on the couch in yoga pants with takeout, pea soup shooters are a simple, single-handed show-watching nosh.
My favorite part? They have the extra thematic bonus of being star-studded... or, studded with sesame seeds and poppy seeds. In the spirit of movies, let's pretend they're stars! Suspending our disbelief and eating good stuff. Sounds like a pretty good Sunday to me!
Pour these into individual shot glasses or small bowls (I used wine tasting glasses) for ~6 servings, or divide into 2-3 larger soup bowls if you'd like to serve this as a meal.
I understand, too, if you're short on time for cooking this week, given that you have a dozen 3-hour films still to get through. No worries: these shooters take about 5 minutes and you can leave it blending in the kitchen while you watch a talkie in the other room. ;)
Looking forward to spring? Cool -- the basil, spinach and peas blended in here are brilliant springtime foods. Hang onto this recipe and, post-Oscars, make it to transition into warmer weather. It makes a great portable lunch in a mason jar.
- 3 cups frozen green peas, thawed
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp lime juice
- poppy seeds and sesame seeds for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree, adding water 1/2 cup at a time until it reaches a pourable consistency.
- Pour into individual wine tasting glasses or shotglasses, sprinkle with stars (poppy and sesame seeds) and serve.
- Store leftovers in the fridge.