Split pea soup for mommy & me

Irisa Raina 9

By
@Irisa

With this recipe I honor my mom! She is such an inspiration to me every day of my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think hmmm I remember mom making something like this or that. I am truly blessed to come from a home where cooking was not only something done from scratch, but with so much love. Even with this recipe that is 99% mommy and 1% me, I know she is looking over my shoulder and guiding my hands. And what a better way to honor her then sharing a few pictures of my mommy & me. I hope you all don't mind.


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

ham bone with some meat on it, or a chunk of smoked pork butt, and or smoke pork hocks { i sometimes use both }
8 ounces of bacon cut into bite size pieces
½ bag of green split peas
½ bag of yellow split peas
1 large onion “ chopped “
unsalted butter about 1 to 1&1/2 tablespoons { for sautéing the onion }
a pinch of thyme
3 cloves of roasted garlic { smashed }
bay leaf {1 large }
3 quarts of chicken stock
water if necessary to almost fill the pot
3 medium to large yukon gold potatoes { washed, peeled } & cut into bite size pieces
3 or 4 stalks of celery { chopped }
2 to 3 carrots { peeled & chopped into bite size peices }
¼ cup green pepper jelly { yeppers you heard me right }
fine sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse the green peas, leave them in the strainer till you are ready to use them.
2
Get a large soup pot ready on the stove to add the vegetables as they are prepared.
3
Add the ham bone, smoked butt and or hocks. Trim the fat off the pork hocks before adding to the pot.
4
Sauté the onion with the roasted garlic in the butter till the onion has started to caramelize. Add to the soup pot.
5
Add the drained split peas.
6
Chop the celery and add it to the pot, add the carrots, thyme and bay leaf.
7
Add the chicken stock and water if necessary.
8
Let this mixture come to a rolling boil then turn it down, cover and cook on a medium low simmer for about 2 hours, depending on how thick or soupy you like your soup. Stir this about every 15 minutes or so.
9
Add salt and pepper if necessary.
10
15 minutes before the soup is done, add the pepper jelly. Stir and once the jelly has dissolved into the soup, call everyone to the table, and enjoy.
11
If you can’t find the yellow split peas, just use all green.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #soup