11.20.2010

Souper Saturday!

"Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention."
-Auguste Escoffier


Hello! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Today I am sharing a recipe for one of my favorite soups, ENJOY!


Split Pea Soup with Ham

Ingredients:

* 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 cup mirepoix (minced carrots, celery & onion)
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 16 oz dried green split peas, sorted and rinsed
* 1 cup potato, peeled and diced
* 2 cartons (32 oz each) vegetable stock
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 2 cups ham, small dice
* Chopped fresh parsley

Equipment Needed:

* Blender

Directions:

1.) Add oil to stockpot and heat on medium.
2.) Cook mirepoix and garlic, stirring occasionally, about 5 min, until vegetables are tender but not browned.
3.) Add peas, potatoes & vegetable stock.
4.) Bring to boil.
5.) Reduce heat and simmer about 45 min, covered, until peas are tender.
6.) Puree soup until smooth with blender & return soup to pan.
7.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
8.) Add diced ham.
9.) Heat on medium until warmed through.
10.) Garnish with parsley.

Thought of the Day:

"Soup is to the meal, what the hostesses smile of welcome is to the party. A prelude to the goodness to come."
-Louis P. De Gouy



Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

2 comments:

artfields at etsy said...

The soup sounds great. I'll give it a try!

Efi Warsh said...

It looks SO comforting on a cold day!
Thanks for sharing...