Recipe by channyharte
"Creamy yellow pea soup studded with bits of ham, carrots, celery, and thyme. There is nothing like this one on a cold day! I am a Canadian now living in the US. and cannot get Habitant® soup anymore, so I came up with this version. I think it is as good as the real thing, if not better, because it is homemade."
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2 1/2 cups
yellow split peas
ham bone with some meat
Spanish onion, diced
ground black pepper, or to taste
water, or as needed
should be very good. Is similar to the old stand by from my long dead grandmother. I usually add some garlic, bay leaf, and a bit of oregano. sometimes a cube of chicken bouillon. If you sauté the onions and other veg before adding the peas, you can reduce the time by using a pressure cooker for 15 minutes after bringing pot up to 15 pounds of pressure (high) for twelve minutes, and allow pressure to reduce slowly. If the peas are old, you ay need to put pot back on and cook a little longer, but as pot is hot, it wont take long to return to pressure. All in all, however you make it, nothing beats split pea soup on a cold Canadian winter's day. tomorrow I hear, should reach a high of minus 27 C. soup will be on the stove or in the pressure cooker to save electricity.
Great flavor. As long as you use the ham, you can leave the salt out totally. The ham adds flavor and salt all on its own. Used an immersion blender to finish off.
This is basically how I have always made it. Excellent, healthy soup. I leave out the celery as I don't care for the flavor, just a personal preference. My biggest problem always is finding yellow split peas. The stores in my area seldom have them on the shelf.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 172
** Calories from Fat: 1
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