I’m a bit intimidated by the herb bouquet. For fancy (if there is such a thing with pea soup) I finish each serving with a drizzle of foamed butter and mascerated fresh basil. You can add a pinch of baking soda to the water to help address this if your water is hard. Making it from scratch was a cinch, especially since I already had the carrots and celery chopped, ready, and waiting in the freezer. This split pea soup highlights the richness of ham stock and smooth, pureed split peas with none of the dry, gritty chunkiness. It’s fall again so, soups on! I reduce the liquid and generally substitute either some type of stock I have on hand. In a blender, puree the soup in 2 batches until very smooth. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/vegetarian-split-pea-soup Because they are small and already split in half, they don’t require pre-soaking and will cook faster than other kinds of dried legumes. A bit of acid is needed for the finish as well. It tasted wonderful. In a Dutch oven or 5-quart heavy pot with a lid, heat oil over medium. However I won’t cook with pork so I make it without and then sauté separately some chopped up all beef salami and serve with it. Works well with a ham bone, too. Split pea soup is such a great winter dish. Remove from heat and cool slightly. I understand that some add some spice to personal taste, but the fundamentals of this recipie were also way off. If you have trouble with the peas cooking in a reasonable time you can also pre-soak them for a few hours. Delicious. I grew up learning to cook from Bon Appetite magazine, a gift subscription from my grandmother. ~Elise. Complement this soup with homemade cornbread for perfect nutritional balance and great kitchen smells. I had the time to let it simmer for 3 hrs and it was creamy. i saw it online and just made it for a second time. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California. It was wonderful! You can also toast a piece of bread until quite dry and then tear it into pieces with your hands. Turn off heat and let stand 1 hour. Plz help I want it as close as possible. Rinse and drain the peas. Sauté the vegetables: Heat the olive oil in a large (4-quart) thick bottomed pot on medium high heat. I substituted cubed slab bacon for the hocks (about 3/4 lb or so) and added 1 packet of chicken broth to the water. Added 2 packets of chicken broth to the water before adding peas. Bring to a simmer. ~Elise. Add peas, then water, and bring to boil. Bring to a boil. Just made split pea soup (it was excellent) and decided to surf around for other variations of the soup. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). After getting the water to boil I put the peas in and turned down the heat to a simmer for about three min’s and then let them sit for an hour and dumped them in with the ham bone for another hour. I also pulled the ham hocks out when it was done cooking, shredded the meat, and added it back to the soup. This split pea soup recipe is adapted from one written by Julia Child years ago for a Parade Magazine article. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you need a faster … It's my go-to. Did not puree. It’s easy to make your own croutons (here’s how). https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/easy-split-pea-soup-1919 They come in yellow and green varieties. For next time. For the Herb Bouquet: Tie 3 cloves garlic, 4 allspice berries, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon thyme, 8 sprigs parsley in rinsed cheesecloth or place in bouquet garni muslin bag. Just partially stick blend it for a chunky soup or put it all in the blender for smooth soup. Great soup. I just chuck pre-diced ham into the soup at the beginning, and I don't even need to add salt or pepper at the end. We’re here to help you put dinner (and breakfast and lunch) on the table with less stress and more joy. I have tried a variety of recipes for Pea Soup and although not much different this comes out well everytime!! Only needed to cook the peas for 35 minutes before they were done. Season with salt and pepper and cook until softened and beginning to get slightly brown at edges, about 10 minutes. 7 Season to taste: Return the puréed soup to the pot and heat until once again steaming. This is a great recipe!! This is my go-to recipe for split pea soup. Cut pork off bones. Thanks for waiting. Heat oil in skillet, add onion, garlic, carrots and celery and cook, stirring 5 minutes. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. 1 Pick over the peas and remove any stones. Next time I may consider making it even more interesting with MORE turmeric, cumin, maybe some curry and I’ll make coconut rice to give it an Asian feel? It cooked up in 1 hour. Now I add 1/2 c Pot barley to the pot. This is the best. However, it's one of the dishes my wife asks me to make over and over. Place soup in a second pot. Stir in chicken stock and water. Stir in onions and salt and cook until the onions soften, … Season with salt and pepper. One of the best and easiest recipes out there. Add chicken stock, thyme, salt and pepper. Classic split pea soup! Purée with the soup. And it’s the best way to get the essence of the herbs and spices in the soup. If you are vegan you can use a onion soup packet. I will make this again! That said, if you want to try it without the herb bouquet, just add a clove of garlic to the soup, a pinch of ground allspice, 2 bay leaves (remove them before puréeing), a half teaspoon of thyme, and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley to the soup while cooking. Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Stir in the ham, brown sugar, chicken broth, water, dried peas and bay leaf. I will try this but will add a strip of lemon peel per the Joy of Cooking suggests. Add the split peas, rutabagas, broth, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Or add a small pinch of nutmeg. Actually split peas are the dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum. This version is made with a generous amount of bacon for garnish, along with a few potatoes and other vegetables to help thicken and flavor the soup. Place peas and water in large, heavy saucepan, bring to boil and boil 2 minutes. Although I followed the directions exactly, I found the soup to be too watery and bland for my tastes. Why anyone would intentionally add that flavor to anything is puzzling. Combine pureed carrots, green beans or squash with your baby's split pea puree. (Here’s a version with yellow split peas.). Yum yum. This soup looks good but I don't use, marjoram, butter or chicken stock. I add a cup of frozen peas (fresh when I can get them), and have been known to use whole (hold on to your hats) Nathan's ballpark beef Frank's (my grandkids love them) which I remove after peas have softened so I can purée 2/3ths of the mixture. 3 Cook the peas with the vegetables, herbs, ham hocks and water: Place peas in the pot with the vegetables, herb bouquet, ham hocks and 2 1/2 quarts of water. First time commenting? More topping ideas? Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Bring to a gentle boil, … Have these ingredients delivered or schedule pickup SAME DAY! This is delicious! As to the commenter who felt that pork hocks were a wrong choice (as opposed to ham hocks), last time I looked smoked pork hocks were the same thing as ham hocks. Read all the reviews before you are tempted by this 4 star offering! A real keeper. ~Elise. Stir in split peas; combine well. Dice pork; return pork to soup. Based on another comment here, I made beer bread to go with it and it was SO GOOD dipped into the soup. What defines “old”? Cheap eats never tasted so good. I also garnished with some lemon juice at the very end and it gave it an extra little zing. Thick and hearty, served with homemade bread, split pea soup is loved far and wide as comfort food. Top with za'atar (a … Thank you! The half-and-half gives the soup … Transfer hocks to bowl. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. If you like your pea soup very thick, make it a day or two ahead. Add to soaked peas. I’m making this now I dont have all the spices here or a way to make a herb bouquet, so I used all the dried spices except allspice , is there another spice i can use to come close to allspice, Not going 20 miles to store to get 1 spice. Made it with a ham bone and I added a leftover baked sweet potato that I had. Sweet, salty, savory yummmm! I always soak my peas before cooking them, at least overnight. I substitute the ham hocks for a bone in ham steak. 2 Sauté the vegetables: Heat the olive oil in a large (4-quart) thick bottomed pot on medium high heat. Either use a full bag of peas or cut back about 2 cups of water. Skim the scum off the top of the soup for several minutes, until the scum ceases to rise. The soup contributes to your consumption of the vegetables and protein food groups under the United States Department of Agriculture's ChooseMyPlate nutritional guidelines to help you maintain a well-balanced diet. Made this last night – DELICIOUS – just like my mom made. Add oil, or oil and butter, and once warm, add leeks, carrots and celery. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Pureed fruits, such as applesauce or banana, pair well with the mild flavor of split pea puree. That way it is good for both the meat eaters and vegetarians. Melt butter in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Pork hocks v. ham hocks is a BIG difference. Next time I will cut back to just 6 cups of water. Powered by the Parse.ly Publisher Platform (P3). The soup tasted great, and my guests thought I made it with meat! ). Delicious. I used extra finely minced carrots instead of leeks and a tiny bit more onion. A definite keeper! If serving hot, return the soup to the pot … There’s something about winter that just begs for the making of split pea soup, wouldn’t you agree? Lastly, I top some chopped scallions on top of the soup right before I dig in. Water- (instead of all water.) Delish! 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