Peas add body and sweetness to the purée. If you can't find crème fraîche, substitute sour cream.
Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2002
To prepare soup, melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and fennel; sauté 3 minutes. Add curry, ginger, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid almost evaporates. Add bell pepper, broth, apple, potato, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Cool.
Place half of soup in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining soup. Chill at least 2 hours. Stir in juice.
To prepare puree, place peas and next 5 ingredients (peas through dash of salt) in a blender; process until smooth.
Pour 3/4 cup soup into each of 6 bowls. Make 3 dollops with 1 teaspoon each of puree. Using tip of a knife; swirl each dollop into a "V" shape. Dollop 1 teaspoon crème fraîche in center of each serving.
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