Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Split Pea Soup

When I comment on blogs sometimes I think, man I love all of these foods. I say something like "oh, raspberry and lime is one of my favorite combinations". Yes its true but then there's blueberry and lemon, chocolate and hazelnut... on and on it goes. Well, its all true, I love everything! Except peas. Well, I didn't until a few years ago. I discovered I did like peas as long as they weren't cooked too long. I throw my frozen peas in at the end. Love it that way. Fresh, well, it just goes without saying that, I love it!

Pea soup, well you know, now, I love it too! Try it, you like it!

Split Pea Soup

1 1/2 cups green split peas
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup diced carrot
1 bay leaf
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
6 cups water
1 teaspoon Lowry's salt
ham bone

In a crockpot combine all ingredients. If you are using a large soup pot. Saute onions and carrots in one tablespoon of olive oil until golden. Add the remainder of ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer until peas are falling apart.


Mary said...

I make a similar recipe, though mine uses yellow peas. I think pea soup is a wonderful winter meal. I love to have cornbread along with it.

kat said...

I do ned to try this again I love peas but for some reason have always been turned off by split pea soup, yet I can't remember ever trying it!

Lucy said...

Split Pea Soup is one that's a favorite ours. With winter holding on, I must make this soon!

giz said...

I'm interested in the soya sauce in green pea soup. I don't think I've ever seen it made that way.

Grace said...

it's so sad that when the words "split pea soup" are uttered, many people snarl up their noses. it's delicious, and your version looks terrific!