Habitant Pea Soup(Quebec Pea Soup)
Ingredients: 10 cups Water
2 Bay leaves
2 cups split peas -- yellow
1 Onion -- finely chopped
2 Carrots -- grated
2 cups ham -- diced smoked
1 cup celery with leaves -- finely- chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Method: EQUIPMENT: large saucepan with cover, mixing spoon.
1. Heat water and peas in saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 1 hour.
2. Add salt pork or smoked ham, ham hock, bay leaves, onion, carrots, and celery to pea mixture and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce and simmer, cover and cook for about 1-1/2 hours until peas are tender, stirring frequently. If necessary, skim off fat. If using salt pork, remove form soup, cut into small pieces, and return to soup. Remove ham hock and discard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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