Split pea soup for mommy & me

Irisa Raina 9


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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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.

How to Make Split pea soup for mommy & me


  • 1Rinse the green peas, leave them in the strainer till you are ready to use them.
  • 2Get a large soup pot ready on the stove to add the vegetables as they are prepared.
  • 3Add the ham bone, smoked butt and or hocks. Trim the fat off the pork hocks before adding to the pot.
  • 4Sauté the onion with the roasted garlic in the butter till the onion has started to caramelize. Add to the soup pot.
  • 5Add the drained split peas.
  • 6Chop the celery and add it to the pot, add the carrots, thyme and bay leaf.
  • 7Add the chicken stock and water if necessary.
  • 8Let 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.
  • 9Add salt and pepper if necessary.
  • 1015 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.
  • 11If you can’t find the yellow split peas, just use all green.

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About Split pea soup for mommy & me

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

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