pea soup

Ingredients

      1 smoked ham_hock (about 1 lb/500 g)
      1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable_oil
      1 large onion, finely chopped
      2 each carrots and stalks celery, finely chopped
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      2 bay leaves
      1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
      4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken stock
      2 cups (500 mL) dry green or yellow split_peas
      3 green_onions, thinly sliced

Preparation

Using paring knife, peel off and discard skin from ham hock. Trim off and discard fat. Set aside.In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-low heat; fry onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper and ham hock, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.Add stock, peas and 2 cups (500 mL) water; bring to boil over medium-high heat, skimming off any foam. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until peas break down and meat is tender enough to fall off hock, about 1-3/4 hours.

Remove ham hock; pull off and shred meat. Set meat aside. Discard ham bone and bay leaves. In blender, puree half of the soup; return to pot along with meat. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Transfer to container and refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat to serve.) Ladle into bowls; garnish with green onions.Additional information Tip: After removing the ham hock, you can also use an immersion blender to blend soup to half chunky stage while still in the pot.

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TABS’ ATTEMPT RESULT:

All in all, was fun to make, and besides the ham bone, is vegan friendly ( ha)…

I used Vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, I also didn’t have fresh garlic in the house so I substituted garlic powder and a bunch of other spices. Worth mentioning also that I grated the carrots and I added cilantro alongside the onions which gave it a nice fresh taste that I could surprisingly pick up on through the spice.

I give my soup a solid 8/10. It was pretty OK.

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2 thoughts on “pea soup

  1. Selaniest says:

    I like the ham hock idea. Great savings!

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