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Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

Postby jannx » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am

Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup
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You can modify it for “pure” vegetarian quite easily by substituting vegetable stock for the chicken stock and smoked tofu for the smoked pork joint

Step 1

take 1/2 cup each of the dried lentils and split peas and place them in a pot or bowl and fill the bowl with 5-6 cups of water. Leave to stand overnight.

Step 2

Drain the lentils + peas and rinse them several times to remove all the small bits of hulls etc from them.

Step 3

take the lentil/pea mix and put into a stock pot, add two ‘bricks’ of stock to the pot and 2 bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then set to simmer/low and cover.

Next finely dice an onion and sauté with a teaspoon of butter in a non-stick pan until the onions are transparent and very slightly browned. Dump the onion into the stock pot.

After 2 hours remove 1 cup of the soup and process it in a food blender or use a stick blender. Add it back to the pot. Simmer the pot for about an additional hour.

Serving:

Remove the bay leaves (and any bones if doing the smoked pork version)

Grill some toast or grill some tortillas and cut them up and use them as a side or add directly to the soup. If you want calories add a tablespoon of sour cream to the soup smack dab in the middle and sprinkle a little diced parsley or chives and serve.

Optional:

For the tofu version dice the tofu into ribbons or cubes and add it for the last 15 - 20 minutes prior to serving. This ensures the flavour gets into the soup and the tofu doesn’t break apart but does become a bit more tender

For the smoked pork, add the diced smoked pork chop to the soup when adding the onions. Throw in the bones as well. They add a lot of flavour.
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Re: Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

Postby Sunbeam » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:57 am

jannx,

Great recipe! This is *very* similar to the way we make split-pea soup, We usually make it with a ham bone with lots of meat left on it, after we cook a large bone-in ham. and for some reason, we prefer split yellow peas to split green peas.

Other than that, ya we do it pretty much the same way :)

Cheers!
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