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What wonderful soup--the flavor is awesome!! The first two times I made this, I made it exactly as written (except that I reduced the servings to 4; and cooked it in a pot on the stove--instead of in a crock pot). It was very good, but I felt it needed just a little something? So the third time I made it, I cooked the celery, carrot, and onion in a bit of olive oil before putting them together with everything else; and I used half water and half fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth (2 cups of each). Those two changes really seemed to amplify the other great flavors already in the soup--and it turned out amazing. I love split pea soup and this is the BEST! Thanks so much for posting this recipe, OhMyStars!!
Really good! Not the greatest split pea soup I've had, but good in its own right. I agree with the other reviewer that it is a bit bland, so next time, I will also saute the veggies (and add some garlic). I try not to add too much salt to the foods I cook, but this one needed a good heapful of salt & pepper. Thanks for posting, it was nice & easy to make and went over well in our house.
I've long been a fan of those windmills! Like the others here, I made some tweaks. LOTS of the seasonings mentioned, and also the juice of half a lemon pulled it together.
Thanks for the great recipe and thanks to the previous reviewers for their feedback. I followed the suggestions of So Cal Gal (April 11, 2010), cooking the veggies, (plus, a bit of garlic), and using some low-sodium chicken broth.... I also used Lawry's seasoning salt in place of table salt......It was just wonderful and filled the house with a fantastic aroma. Garnished it with a bit of chopped Black Forest Ham.....Delish!
I have been making this soup for years after eating 8 bowls of it in one sitting at the Andersons in Buelton. It is the best. I do use ham hocks and I sometime add beef sausage that has been sauteed in butter along with the ham from the ham hocks. The aroma is so wonderful, my neighbors always know when I am making split pea soup. This also freezes well.
This is a great low calorie pea soup for when we don't want it with bacon or ham. I didn't puree it. The texture was perfect. I cooked it on low for 8 hours. Thanks OhMyStars :) Made for Cookbook tag game
Yum! So easy to make in the crock pot--I think it took 5 minutes to throw everything together and when I got home from work, the house smelled divine! Served it with a mixed green salad (from a bag)--one of the easiest meals I've made in a long time. Took some of the leftovers to one of my coworkers who asked if it would be rude to lick the bowl. I'll be making this a lot (and sharing with my coworker, of course).
This soup is awesome! It's a chilly January day, so I made up a huge pot of this soup and am enjoying it as I type. I didn't know what red pepper was, so I used Cayenne, which made it a little spicy and I used a little too much black pepper, but really, this soup is amazing. I boiled it for 20 minutes, then after about an hour, all of the ingredients were very tender. I blended the soup in 3 batches in the blender, only for a few seconds, which made it very creamy.