Fantastic Split Pea and Ham Soup

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Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

A great way to use up the leftover ham from any special occasion, this dish always brings back memories of my years in Montreal. A classic Canadian soup that is a fantastic fall/winter meal - especially with a loaf of fresh baguette! You can also substitute Dried Barley for the peas for a different variation that is just as tasty. simply soak the barley while the stock is boiling and omit the puree step - everything else remains the same! Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1
    butt or shank ham bone - some meat remaining
  • 8 c
    water
  • 1 lb
    leftover roast ham - cubed
  • 1 lb
    bacon
  • 1 c
    onions - diced
  • 1 c
    carrots - sliced
  • 1 c
    celery - chopped
  • 1 c
    dried split peas - green or yellow - rinsed
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper

How to Make Fantastic Split Pea and Ham Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine ham bone with some meat on it and water in a large soup pot and boil for 45 mins
  2. Fry Bacon until crispy, remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add Onions, Celery, and Carrots to bacon fat and sauté until tender - 5-7 minutes
  4. Remove ham bone from stock, add Sauted vegetables, crumbled bacon, peas and white pepper
  5. Pick any remaining ham from Bones, cut into small pieces and return to soup
  6. Simmer an additional 45 minutes until peas are tender
  7. Use Mix Master or similar hand blender to puree soup until smooth
  8. Add Ham cubes and serve!

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About Fantastic Split Pea and Ham Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free




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