BEST PEA SOUP!
Many years ago, when I was a new mother and experiencing cabin fever in our small house out in the middle of the fields, surrounded by snow… I “took a break” to look through my latest “Gourmet” magazine.
That is the day I first made this Two Pea Soup and it was (little did I know then..) the beginning of my little daughter’s love of same. To this day she swears there is no better pea soup!
So I will share with you.
Here it is, after being in the oven for an hour:
And here is the finished product, ready for our guests this evening. It’s an early Sunday night supper tonight, as we all have to settle down for Downton Abbey!
TWO PEA SOUP
1 large onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 stick butter
1 smoked ham hock (about 3/4 lb.)
1/2 lb. dried split peas
4 cups chick. broth
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 c frozen peas, thawed
In a kettle cook the onions, celery, carrots & garlic in butter, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 min. or until vegetables are softened. Add the ham hock, split peas, stock, bay leaf & 2 cups water. Bring […]