Your email address will not be published. I added a bag of frozen peas and a grated apple that were mentioned in two comments. Topped with yogurt, sour cream, pesto, cilantro, pumkin seeds…whatever we have, really, and it’s always delicious. The last time I bought split peas there were no green ones left on the shelf and I bought yellow instead. but this one is my new fave. Often found in international food aisle (Goya). @CAIT: Miso sounds like a great addition! I can take it or leave it. Sure, soaking will help them cook faster, but it isn’t necessary. For all of my seasonings, all are dried except for parsley. When the peas are soft, remove the ham bone or hocks and stir in the carrots. This split pea soup is vegetarian (vegan, even) because I wasn’t in the ham mood, but you could certainly add a ham hock or some cubed ham to the pot before you turn it on. And (although this is heresy), it is better than my mother’s!!! Freeze Option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. Both I think are excellent at beans and stocks and long braises; both are plugged in so you can put stuff in them and walk away (unlike a gas flame on a stove). I served it with … This is one of Josh’s all-time favorite soup recipes and we make it whenever we have leftover ham. Overall, wonderful flavuh. Wanted to say this soup was amazing!! Off to make Deb’s Valentine heart linzer cookies instead! Thank you. Subbed onion for half the leeks. A kielbasa would be the closest equivalent. The canned stuff is so nasty but I don’t have the energy to make homemade–or any place to keep it. I usually mix yellow and green split peas-the color is a bit less nauseous, and it doesn’t affect the texture. Oh dear. The first was a green sauce with parsley, lemon, and garlic, basically a vegetarian gremolata, which usually contain anchovies too. For some reason Whole Foods was out of leeks, so I used 1.5 onions instead. Has anyone tried that? Uncle Bill's Green Split Pea With Hambone Soup. This customizable recipe for classic split pea soup allows you to make it vegetarian or not with equally delicious results Meat eaters can get that classic smoky flavor by adding bacon or ham hock, while vegetarians can reach for the smoked paprika Half the split peas are added part way through cooking, which adds texture to each cozy, hearty spoonful. My mom did the same and added sliced hot dogs. Delicious! Otherwise I’ll use a few slices of double smoked bacon and render the fat to sauce the onion in. This looks great (though I’m guessing the kids wouldn’t eat it) and I love the idea of the croutons on top! Second time I’ve made this and it’s a hit! I received an Instant Pot for a gift, and have been reading the user manual, a little at a time. Yellow peas were fine, nice color couldn’t really tell the difference in taste. IS SPLIT PEA SOUP HEALTHY? Next – for those who keep kosher and want a “hammy” flavor – chop up a hunk of turkey pastrami. I really love sprinkling smoked paprika over soups typically made with ham hocks and serving with Gruyere or smoked cheddar toast. What a fabulous site you have developed. Barley always makes a soup delightfully digestible for me. I’m not sure if the Instant Pot is going to have different timing than a traditional pressure cooker, but it all worked. any suggestions to replace olive oil? Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket. I LOVE split pea soup. It might look discolored at the surface but just stir and all will be fine. !”, Haha! We usually eat it with rye crackers, butter and cheese as a starter and swedish pancakes as a finishing course. Any flavor that’s left in it will come out in the soup. I tope it with the herb sauce, sour cream and some vegan “bacon” flavoured chickpeas that I made yesterday. i have tried it and it works great (i haven’t tried it with green peas tho, so i’m not sure how it would be different. Stick to your ribs good. Split pea soup was a favorite of mine during my college days. I love thick soups and split pea is right up there among my favorites, for a cold winter’s day. I added the following to give it more flavor: 2 extra celery stalks b/c I love celery. Click HERE to sign up for your FREE email subscription and never miss a recipe! Wendelah, I save my vegetable scraps and peels (but not from broccoli and the like, too bitter) in a bag in the freezer and when I have about 2 cups of it I make a quart of veg broth. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. Coming up soon! Looks great! Just what we needed. I tried this because Deb’s taste is always spot on and I thought maybe this would be the one. You can also freeze this soup for up to three months. Yes I make a vegetarian split pea soup and I think one of the key ingredients is the smoked paprika. I have a crockpot that I only occasionally use, and I don’t really get the hype. It’s like a little bet of hope waiting to be opened some other day.). Bring to boil, then reduce heat, simmer and cover for 2 hours. I read this AS I WAS EATING split pea soup! Followed the recipe exactly, except I omitted the optional thyme (because I didn’t have any in the pantry.) Your email address will not be published. All color aside, this is one of my favorite soups in the whole wide world, no exaggeration. YUM YUM YUM An unusual, but fun way to serve pea soup is to treat it like French Onion soup. Oh! I also add dried Summer Savory at the end. Came out terrific! I also like a dash of sherry vinegar in mine…. Remove thyme sprigs (most of the leaves will have fallen off) and bay leaf and season very well with salt and black pepper. I hopped into my car and drove to the market to buy split peas. It would be helpful if you listed the serving size with your nutrition information. I had some ham on hand so I chopped it up and added it with the garlic. Is it weird that I think it tastes good cold? The gremolata topping looks like an absolute must try. When the soups done I take the meat off the bone and cut it up and add back to the soup. I love the cheerful look of brightly colored carrot half-moons in my pea soup. I then tried three different finishes. As long ago as 500 B.C., Greek farmers cultivated this legume, while Athenian street vendors sold hot pea soup to passersby. Put in pot with water with ham hock, chopped celery, chopped onions and carrots, bay leaf, salt and pepper and garlic. Add split peas, stir to coat with fat, and add bay leaves and 2 quarts stock. I attempted to make split pea soup and my soup tasted bitter. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with parsley, if desired. Thank you!!! I’d have you over for supper in a heartbeat. Thanks for the idea! We sometimes do toasted garlic breadcrumbs which would be a nice sub for the bacon too. Thyme is essential as well as salt and pepper. I feel like a slug in comparison, but you constantly inspire! but seeing as I don’t have a blender what I did was mix the Love split pea/pea soup! It is easy and allows me to have good-quality, low-sodium veg broth on hand. The times I have made it with ham hocks, I didn’t find it life-changing. Read More. Even the pickiest pea soup lover will request this time and again. Yes I am the child who requested it for her birthday supper much to the dismay of all siblings even though it meant ham dinner preceded my day. Such a great resource. A side of fried bread goes well. We love split pea soup and have it frequently in the winter served with garlic toast or corn bread. How weird. Three years ago: My Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup and Popcorn Party Mix In my hometown (SW of France), it is staple. While I don’t have an Instant Pot, I have an old-school stove-top pressure cooker that I used. It was so good. Leeks should really be in basically all soups. Instead, I swapped out my usual chopped onion with a few thinly sliced leeks and loved every bit of the results. I love split pea soup. Green split peas – no need to soak them first, but make sure you do sift through them and remove any stones, rinse and drain. It’s like you read my mind. But yours sounds delicious! The slow-cooker requires you to think about what you’d like for dinner, for example, either the night before or that morning before you go off to work by slowing things down. I think that it’s always hit or miss when you buy dried peas/beans. This lovely, stick-to-your-ribs soup needs only 10 minutes of prep and cooks alone in the slow cooker while giving you a break in the kitchen. © 2008 - 2021 Two Peas & Their Pod. 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