Recipe by CORWYNN DARKHOLME
"This is a very zesty, but not overly spicy, nourishing soup. It's best served warm! Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg."
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yellow split peas
onions, thinly sliced
peeled, seeded and diced sugar pumpkin
salt beef, fat removed and diced
green chile pepper, chopped
Split peas give this soup a bit of texture as well as they take away a bit of the sweetness of the pumpkin. Works for me, I'm not too keen about sweet food for supper! Great recipe!
It was great on a cold fal evening. I used green split peas, veggie burger instead of salt beef and asafotida instead of the bitters. Used a pressure cooker to cook it all. Everybody was pleased.
Definitely the way to enjoy a vegetarian soup! The flavor is great and it leaves you wanting more.
This is really good. I had never heard of "salt beef" before. Thought of maybe adding ham but forgot. I soak the peas over night then stuck it all in a crock pot and let it cook all day then blended. Tasted good to me without the salt beef. Super simple and nice change. I didn't add all the onion they called for, seemed a bit much. I just realized I used Lentils instead of split peas!! Still yum
Just finished making this, and it is really delicious! I unfortunately did not have all ingredients to hand, so I made the following substitutions/revisions:
1) Because I'm impatient, instead of soaking the split peas overnight, I started them cooking first, then just added the ingredients as I got them ready.
2) Used about 2-3 cup of diced fresh cooked ham on the bone.
3) I had a HUGE green chili pepper, so I removed the seeds first, diced it up and then sauteed it with the onions.
4) Didn't have any bitters, so I added about 1/2 cup of pumpkin ale.
5) At the tail end, I added about 2 teaspoons of curry. (The soup tasted great as is, I just felt like curry is all.)
Thanks for the new and interesting twist on split peas!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 298
** Calories from Fat: 125
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