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:
Type: Soup Recipe
Serve with: sprinkle of parsley
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hrs
Yields: 8 cups
- 1 ham bone with meat still on
- 2 onions – one halved, one diced
- 2 cloves garlic – one whole, one minced
- 4 whole cloves
- 10 cups water
- 3 bay leaves
- 10 peppercorns
- 1/2 cup whole parsley + chopped sprinkles for garnish
- 2 celery ribs – one whole, one diced
- 2 large carrots – one whole, one diced
- 1 bouquet garni
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 package dried green split peas – approximately 900g
- 2 potatoes – cubed
- salt – to taste
- pepper – to taste
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 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.
- Bring to a boil & then simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hrs at a simmer.
- Strain, saving the bone & meat left in the pot.
- Put the strained stock, meat & bone back into the stock pot.
- 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.
- Simmer for 45 min – 1 hr or until peas are tender.
- Add in cubed potatoes & season with salt & pepper, to your personal taste preference.
- Remove ham bone, bay leaf & clove. Discard bone, skin & fat. Cube the ham meat & return to pot.
- Simmer a further 40 min without the lid on.
- 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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