Recipe by WileyP
"Here's a rich and hearty split pea soup with a twist. Since the peas do not need to be pre-soaked, it can be put together quickly and easily. For a little added smokiness and spice, dice up a couple chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and add them with the other herbs and spices."
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yellow onion, diced
low-sodium beef broth
dried split peas
carrot, peeled and diced
potatoes, peeled and diced
coarsely ground black pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
2 1/2 pounds
smoked turkey legs
water, or as needed
2 1/2 tablespoons
sour cream, for garnish
This is a very flavorful soup but rather than six cups of beef broth try six cups water with two tablespoons of ham base. There are several delicious varieties sold in jars.
Way too spicy for what I was expecting, which was a traditional pea soup recipe. Without the sour cream it was almost inedible. Also, the author failed to mention that the split peas should soak, or be slow cooked overnight. I started soaking them at 6:30 AM and then slow cooking at 12:30 PM and they were still not soft enough by dinner at 6:30 PM!!! Disappointing to say the least.
We no longer eat pork and my wife loves pea soup being a French Canadian. So, I smoked turkey hind quarters in our baraque smoker. I also used my own turkey broth I made from our last roast turkey. She just loved it and so did I, and I don't care for pea soup, but this one was too good not to eat. I didn't put in all the chilli flakes as my little French girl dosn't like things to hot, but the soup was sooooo, good.I served it with a Johnny Cake I made, and now I have a happy wife. I would not change anything except less chilli peppers. Thank you for the great recipe WileyP
Wayne & Mona
Nakusp, British Columbia
Just made this recipe as I had left over smoked turkey and some ham in the freezer. The spiciness will be perfect for today's Superbowl - similar to a chili in it's spiciness. I didn't add the potatoes as I wanted it to be lighter. And, I don't like my split peas pureed so I didn't do that part. I am very happy with the results and so is my hubby! Can't wait for half-time for my next bowl! :-)
One delicious! One thing I would add to the directions, make sure to watch this as it simmers. I accidentally let the water level drop too much by not ckecking for 30 minutes. But, it didn't burn, I caught it in time.
This was one of the best soups I have ever had!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 88
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