Two Pea Soup

Green peas, parsley, and lemon juice make this a brighter, fresher version of the pea soup recipe. Dry split peas and pork keep it thick and hearty.


Two Pea Soup

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Servings: 6
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   large 
    onion, cut in wedges
  • 2   medium 
    carrots, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2   stalks 
    celery, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 3   cloves 
    garlic, peeled
  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 1   cup 
    dry split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2   pounds 
    meaty smoked pork hocks
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    dried summer savory or marjoram, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1  16  ounce 
    frozen green peas
  • 1/3  cup 
    packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 2   tablespoons 
    lemon juice
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In shallow baking pan toss onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in olive oil to coat. Roast, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned on the edges, stirring once.
2.
In 4-quart Dutch oven combine roasted vegetables, 6 cups water, dry peas, pork hocks, savory, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pork; set aside.
3.
Stir frozen peas and parsley into soup. Cool about 5 minutes. Transfer soup, half at a time, to food processor or blender. Cover; process or blend until nearly smooth. Return to Dutch oven. Stir in lemon juice.
4.
When cool, cut pork off bones. Chop pork, discard bones. Set aside 1/2 cup pork to top soup; add remaining to pureed soup. Heat through. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, top with reserved chopped pork. Makes 6 main-dish servings.
Variation
  • Slow-Cooker Two Pea Soup Thaw frozen peas. Finely chop onion, carrot, celery, and garlic (do not roast). In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine the chopped vegetables, dry split peas, savory, pepper, and 4-1/2 cups water. Add pork hocks; cover. Cook on low for 9 to 10 hours or on high for 4-1/2 to 5 hours. Remove pork hocks. Place thawed peas, and parsley in a blender. Add about 1 cup of the soup; process until smooth. Stir into soup. Carefully cut pork off bones; chop and add to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 267, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 25, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 35, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 13, sugar (g) 9, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 5199, vit. C (mg) 25, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 149, sodium (mg) 663, Potassium (mg) 595, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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