Food Revolution – Mother Dearest’s Pea Soup

October 27th, 2011 1 Comment Tags: ,

I was thinking about wanting to try a pea soup recipe, then my Mother Dearest beat me to the punch! She made this one and brought a pot of it over. How great is that?? Even better than if I would have made it myself – that’s how great!! Yes, everyone needs their own Mother Dearest!! But I’m not sharing mine, any more than I already do.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups (1 pound) dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
8 cups water
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium celery stocks, washed, trimmed and finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 ham bone or 2 pounds shanks
3 medium carrots, washed, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices

Instructions
Heat peas and the water to boiling in a pot. Boil uncovered for 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.

Stir in onion, celery and pepper, then add the ham bone. Heat to boiling, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for about 90 minutes or until the peas are tender.

Remove the hambone and cool. Remove the lean ham from the bone and cut in small pieces.

Stir ham and carrots into the soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender and soup is the desired consistency. Serve piping hot with a crusty, toasted, whole grain bun.

Commentary
I have written many times about my adoration for soup. Serve this with a glass of skim milk and your meal is complete. Warms the cockles of your heart.

Ok Mother Dearest, what are you bringing me next?? You know you started something now, don’t you?!! Keep up the good work :-)

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