The Guardian

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Split Pea Soup



 
Split Pea Soup
 
Ingredients:
 
1 Bag of Dried Peas
2 Carrots Peeled and Sliced
2 Medium Onion Diced
Handful of Parsley
salt & Pepper to Season
7 Pieces of Cooked Ham sliced and diced
Handful of Fresh Parsley
2 Containers of Chicken broth of your choice
2 Knorr cube chicken flavored cubes
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves whole and peeled
Seasoned Ham packet that comes with the dried peas
Grated Parm cheese (optional)
 
 
Directions:
 
I used a bag of dried peas and set them in water for 24 hours. I covered them completely with water and drained and rinsed them when soaking was finished. Then I added the olive oil and garlic to a soup pot until the oil and garlic came to a slight sizzle. Then I added the peas and tossed for a minute in the oil and garlic. Then I added the diced onions, carrots, chicken broth, seasoned pack and ham. Then I added salt and pepper to season. Let cook for 30 minutes on medium heat and keep stirring so that nothing sticks to the pot. Add the chicken cubes and parsley at this time and bring to a low heat and cook for another 30 minuets. The chicken broth should evaporate and make a nice thick soup. I like the Parm cheese in my soup when I serve it but then again I like Cheese on seafood!! OH THE HORROR!!! hahaha Be your own judge!!!!