Friday, January 29, 2010

Pea Soup

Last weekend I made a pea soup from this recipe :

16 oz green split peas, dried
10 cups water
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 bay leaf
2 large carrots, chopped
3 medium potatoes, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped

source: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/soupsstewsandchili/r/splitpeasoup.htm



So the method, like with any soup, is super simple. Just put it all in the pot. You can blend it a bit to make it thicker, and I did blend only about 1 cup, but that was enough to make this soup super gloppy! I really liked it, but it was a little bland, if you don't like peas. To liven it up a bit you can sprinkle cracked black pepper or paprika on the top. I added a drizzle of olive oil but that wasn't to my taste, and when I had seconds it was better without it. I also doubled the amount of spices here, and used organic roasted garlic from a jar.




You need to serve it with decent bread. I got a large block of white bread from Cobbs which is a good bakery here, although if I wasn't making this for Corbey too, I would have bought something wholegrain, preferably covered in seeds.

This made enough to feed us all for one lunch and store two quart pots of it the freezer for another time. In order to get Jamie to eat this I added some shredded ham, although I think hot dog sausages would work really well too.
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