Recipe by David Cobbs
"A delicious and hearty good-for-winter soup. This is the kind of soup where just about anything works."
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dried split peas
meaty ham bone
dried marjoram leaves, crushed
dried thyme leaves, crushed
ground black pepper, or to taste
salt, or to taste
OMG! I was in a pinch because i usually buy dry peas that have a good recipe on the bag. Well funny thing...not this time, so i looked at all the recipes for pea soup with ham bones....and WAHOOO that Dave posted this....because this is sooo close to how i have made this off the packages over the years, i have to say this is the BEST recipe, because i love the thyme and marjoram and garlic...
i like to add carrots and sometimes diced potatoes...just to vary it up...i also use ham boullion instead of salt (to taste) cuz that is awesome.....
THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME .....WITH OR WHITHOUT THE MEAT...
do try...(i like to cook mine longer, cuz i like a thicker soup...) but this could be vegetariain easy!
I don't know what it was exactly, but we really didn't like this and we love pea soup. I actually threw it out. I can only guess it was the combination of spices. I did use a pork hock rather than a ham bone, so maybe that had an off taste. Don't know, but it wasn't good. Sorry.
This soup was a delicious alternative to my mom's more basic split pea soup. The herbs and garlic gave it great flavor. I didn't have marjoram, so I substituted oregano. I was also out of celery, so I added chopped carrots and a chopped baking potato instead. I'm sure it changed the flavor, but it was still quite good (and I'll try the celery another time). I also added some extra water, but I still ended up with a hearty, satisfying soup.
This was fabulous....we just made it today...did not have marjoram or thyme so we just substituted italian seasoning. We also used chicken broth instead of water, no celery, used carrots instead....this will be a regular in our house...thank you....
We really enjoyed this soup. Peas don't need to be soaked so I skipped that step. It needed a bit more pepper for us & I did add carrots - but that is just personal taste. I would prefer to cook the ham bone separately and then skim the fat off the broth. Thanks for a good recipe.
This was our second time making this. We just love it. I add a finely chopped carrot, for a little color, when I add the celery.
I looked at every split pea soup recipe on this site. This one was not very highly rated, but appeared to be just what I was looking for. Absolutely delicious. I made the recipe exactly as written, except added some chopped carrots for color. My husband, who said he doesn't really care for pea soup, ate 3 bowls.
I like this recipe. The soup is hearty but for me needs a bit more flavor. I did forgo the pea boiling/soaking but did make sure to put them in a colander rinsing well and picking through like you would any dried bean etc. Used a very meaty ham bone and went heavy with the S&P to taste. Decided to swap the celery for chopped carrots. Good Soup.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 205
** Calories from Fat: 6
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