Craving more? Hi Eva, this recipe hasn’t been developed or tested for canning. I'm Amanda, and I love to create gourmet, seasonal recipes for every day and entertaining (sometimes, with a splash of bourbon, too). If ever something were so bad it’s funny, this would be it. Remember that the soup will continue to thicken as it stands. You can often buy a meaty ham bone from sources like The Honey Baked Ham Company. Add the carrots, onion, leeks and celery and sauté until soft and just beginning to brown, around 8 to 10 minutes. This recipe is a definite keeper! I am making it again today & we are excited, Hi Melissa–so glad you enjoyed it–thanks for letting me know! The suggestion to add the ham at the end of cooking is brilliant, ensuring my soup was perfectly seasoned. I may also add bacon because the bf basically won’t eat vegetables unless they have something to do with bacon. I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you! Thank you! But now on to more important things, such as this soup! I’m bookmarking your name and this site. Entered the soup in a New Year’s Day soup contest and won. Don't forget the croutons on top! Cook’s Tips: For a kick of flavor, buy an extra ham hock and use it to make stock ahead of time. Set aside. Oh,and for the record, Fog Fest weekend normally looks like this (as taken from my deck in Pacifica one not-so-foggy FogFest weekend): Despite the cutesy phrase “Where in the fog is Pacifica?” — one of the best kept secrets is that Pacifica isn’t nearly as foggy as people think. Easy hearty good tasting soup. Explore Food And Drink I love this recipie & so does my husband. While peas are simmering, in a large skillet, sauté salt pork until crisp. Drain, rinse and set aside. To make it you can follow this recipe on Epicurious. Thanks! salt pork, This cut comes from the bottom of the leg, near the ankle, and adds great flavor to braises and slowly-simmered soups. Enjoy! For a very thick soup, simmer longer. Without croutons, a piece of crusty artisan bread for dipping is never something I’d turn down. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook for 1-1.5 hours (stirring every 30 minutes) until the peas are smooth and the carrots are tender. Please note that our recipes have been developed using the US Customary measurement system and have not been tested for high altitude/elevation cooking and baking. Hi Natalie–sorry for the delay in getting back to you–for some reason, I’m not getting notifications of new comments Is the ham on the bone? Substitutions provided in the FAQ’s. Like the lentils in my French Lentil Soup, split peas don’t need to be soaked prior to cooking. Add the onion/salt pork mixture to the broth, along with the fresh parsley and dried herbs. Our niece and her family tried it and loved it. Meanwhile, slice up the onions and celery. It was hearty and healthy (I opted not to add croutons). This also added a nice color. In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Unfortunately small town politics prevented THAT from happening. Broil until golden on top. Chop the carrots onion and celery into bite-sized pieces. How silly! It really was a lot of fun, and I took great pride in watching the judges going back to my bowl over and over, whispering, nodding, and then when they announced the winner, raving. This is my kind of recipe, simple and simply presented. (This is a simple recipe that isn’t too fussy to make–just add everything together and stir!) Now I’m thinking I need to make some . I have the leftover ham bone from Christmas in the freezer, just waiting for me to make this soup! She received a quart of soup and my husband and I had dinner for two nights. If you want thicker slices or chunks, I’d give those a little more time (maybe the last 45 minutes). I like to use a mixture of chicken stock and water to simmer my split pea soup. When ready to serve, remove and discard ham bone and bay leaf, and stir in remaining 1 teaspoon fresh thyme. Stir in split peas. Stir in onion, celery, and sliced garlic. This soup defies seasons, and tastes just as delicious in the spring as in the winter. Split peas shouldn’t need soaking prior to simmering. One of my favorite parts of a big holiday dinner is what I get to make the next day with the leftovers. The meat should be falling from the bone. Most pea soups start with water. You can also substitute smoked ham hocks. Finish the bowl with a little freshly-cracked black pepper and grab a spoon! I am sure that it is the gouda that puts it over the edge. Peel and cut the potatoes into a 1/2-inch dice and add them to the pot during the last 30 minutes of cooking, until tender. Tip: Ham can vary quite a bit in saltiness by brand and preparation. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe. DELISH!!!! Definitely a keeper. A. Hi there! In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter until foaming subsides. Ham, In a large stockpot, bring chicken stock to a boil and add carrots, split peas and ham shanks. This was the first time I’ve made split pea soup. The split peas will cook down over the course of about 60-90 minutes. To the peas and shanks, add the sautéed salt pork mixture, parsley, rosemary, pepper, and bay leaf. Thanks again for making it so easy to follow.