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“Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham” Casaculinarian.com Signature Soup for Week 4/4/2016


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Our Guest Chef for the week 4/4/2016 is Julie Caproni

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

1 bag of yellow split peas, sorted, and rinsed in cold water ( 2 ¼ cups )

1 Spanish onion cut into medium dice

¼ cup of vegetable or canola oil

2 celery stalks washed cut into small dice

3 carrots, peeled and cut into small dice

2-3 large bay leaves

1 pound of diced ham or 2 smoked ham hocks

Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Kosher salt to taste

8 cups of water

Chicken bouillon 6-8 squares add more to desired taste

Ham bouillon 2 packets ( Goya section in the supermarket )


Heat a soup pot with the oil, add the diced onion and celery, saute for 2-4 minutes, add the split peas, mix to incorporate, add the water, ham, ham/chicken bouillon, bay leaves and bring to boil.

Skim the top when the foam rises to the surface, reduce and let simmer for at least 1 hour, skimming if needed. Add the carrots cook till carrots are tender, season with pepper and kosher salt. If soup seems too thick, thin with a little hot water at a time, or chicken stock. Serve with croutons, garlic toast, or sesame bread sticks.

Thanks Julie Caproni, this looks Fantastic! Jason

Julie C

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