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Split Pea Soup W/smoked Ham

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Category: Meat, Vegetables, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Split green peas
  • 2 qt Water
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 3 Onions, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 Rib celery, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 4 c Chicken stock
  • 8 oz Smoked ham in 1 piece,
  • -trimmed (preferably Black
  • Forest)
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c Whipping cream
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • -to taste
  • 4 oz Thinly sliced smoked ham
  • (preferably Black Forest),
  • -cut into julienne


Soak the peas in the water for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a heavy, large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the
onions an garlic and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about
10 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and cook for 5 minutes.

Drain the peas and rinse. Add them to the pan.

Stir in the stock and bring to a boil.

Stir in the 8 oz. piece of ham and parsley. Reduce the heat, cover and
simmer until the peas are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Remove the ham from the soup. Taste the ham and reserve if it is still
flavorful. Puree the soup in batches in a food processor or blender.
Return to the saucepan and thin with chicken stock or water if necessary.

Cut the reserved ham into 1/2 inch cubes and return to the soup if desired.
Stir in the cream and heat through. Season with salt and pepper.

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