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Split Pea Soup

Recipe by David Fionda
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

45

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 (16 oz) bag dried split peas

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 lb meaty ham bone or ham shanks

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
  • Pour in chicken broth and water. Add split peas, bay leaves and thyme. Season lightly with salt and with pepper to taste
  • Nestle ham bone into soup mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to low. Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally until peas and ham are tender, about 60 - 80 minutes.
  • Remove ham from soup, let rest 10 minutes then shred or dice meat portion into pieces, cover.
  • Add carrots to soup and simmer 30 more minutes. Serve

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