Tuesday, August 5, 2014

French-Canadian Pea Soup (Soupe aux pois)


1 lb whole dried yellow peas
8 cups water
1/2 lb salt pork (or a ham bone)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped finely
1/4 cup carrot, grated or chopped finely
1 teaspoon dried savory



  1. Wash and sort peas; place in a large pot, bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour.
  3. Add salt pork, onion, celery, carrots, savory and 1 tsp salt.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until peas are very tender, about 2 hours, adding more water if needed.
  5. Remove salt pork; chop and return to soup.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
                                                      Source : food.com



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