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How to Cook Split Pea Soup: National Split Pea Soup Week

The 2nd week of November is National Split Pea Soup Week!

I never knew how delicious split pea soup could be.

Soups can be a very healthy food & my recipe is chock full of flavor. Homemade stocks & broths are the very core of the best soups & they are quite simple to make. When in a bind, store bought stocks & broths are a reasonable alternative.

Soups generally freeze well, and all you need to do is reheat for a quick meal.

How to Cook Split Pea Soup:

Green Split Peas - 50 Lb Green Split Peas: GRThis recipe is from scratch, making your very own stock to ensure maximum flavor.

Type: Soup Recipe

Serve with: sprinkle of parsley
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hrs
Yields: 8 cups

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine a ham bone with the meat still on it in a large soup pot with onion, 1 clove of garlic, 3 whole cloves, water, 2 bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, 1 onion, 1 celery rib & 1 whole carrot.
  2. Bring to a boil & then simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hrs at a simmer.
  3. Strain, saving the bone & meat left in the pot.
  4. Put the strained stock, meat & bone back into the stock pot.
  5. Bring stock to a boil again and allow to simmer. Then, add in 1 whole clove, 1 diced carrot, green split peas, 1 diced celery rib, 1 bay leaf, onion, 1 minced garlic clove, bouquet garni & white wine.
  6. Simmer for 45 min – 1 hr or until peas are tender.
  7. Add in cubed potatoes & season with salt & pepper, to your personal taste preference.
  8. Remove ham bone, bay leaf & clove. Discard bone, skin & fat. Cube the ham meat & return to pot.
  9. Simmer a further 40 min without the lid on.
  10. Remove from the heat & stir in heavy cream & garnish with parsley upon serving.

National Split Pea Soup Week is going to be hearty & tasty!

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