Soupe aux Pois (Canadian Pea Soup)

Vickie Parks


French-Canadian yellow pea soup is quite popular throughout Quebec. And this is a traditional yellow pea soup recipe.


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4 Hr
2 Hr 30 Min
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1 1/2 c
dried yellow peas
6 c
water, for soaking
1/4 lb
salt pork (salted pork belly)
2 1/2 c
chopped onion
2 Tbsp
1 c
diced carrots
1 c
diced celery
6 c
bay leaves
1/2 tsp
dried savory (or 2 teaspoons fresh savory)
salt and pepper, for seasoning

How to Make Soupe aux Pois (Canadian Pea Soup)


  • 1Soak the peas in the water for about 4 hours or overnight. Drain and set aside.
  • 2In a bowl of cold water, soak the salt pork for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 3In a large stock pot, brown the onions in the butter. Add the carrots and celery. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 4Add the water, drained peas, meat and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours or until the peas are tender.
  • 5Remove and discard the bay leaves. Remove the meat from the fat of the salt pork, chop into small dice and return to the pot and cook until heated through.
  • 6Add the savory, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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About Soupe aux Pois (Canadian Pea Soup)

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian

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