Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Green Split Pea with Hambone Soup

Adapted from: Food.com


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I was supposed to post this last month. Life got in the way. This soup is awesome. I rarely make my soup with ham. Sometimes I use turkey, sometimes I go at it with no meat at all. Either way, green pea soup is a soup that always pleases.


I have tried a number of recipes. Yes, this is a basic soup but there are a few different recipes out there. None of which you can mess up.


However, I found the one that I am keeping in my blog. Uncle Bills Green Split Pea with Hambone Soup. The one that deserves a spot in my recipe binder. Tagged with stars and notes on how much I love this soup.


It got good reviews on Food.com so I decided to try it.


Recipe


8 cups water


1 large Ham bone


2 cups green dried split peas


2 large carrots, peeled and diced


2 medium onions, chopped


2 large celery stalks


1 large bay leaf


2 vegetable bouillon cubes


Salt and pepper to taste



Directions


Rinse peas and add to large soup pot


Add water


Bring to boil, remove from heat and cover and let sit for 1 hour


Return to stove and bring back to boil


Add ham bone, carrot, onions, celery, bay leaf, cubes, salt and pepper


Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally


Remove ham bone and cut off any remaining ham into bite size pieces and return it to soup and discard bone.


Adjust your seasonings to your taste.


If you wish you can puree it


Add more water if too thick



This soup freezes well… so if you feel you made too much freeze it in bags and pull it out to defrost anytime you need a warm bowl of goodness!

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