Return to listing

Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

Yellow or green split peas will do for this deliciously thick and substantial soup.

 
 

Method

First, in a large cooking pot, melt the fat, then cook the bacon and onion in it for 5 minutes before adding the rest of the vegetables – give them a good stir round in the butter and let them colour a little at the edges over a fairly low heat. Then pour in the stock and add the washed split peas.

Bring everything back up to simmering point, skim the surface if there’s any scum, then put a lid on and continue to simmer very gently for about 11/2 hours, or until the peas are absolutely soft. Now liquidise the soup just a little (or else sieve it) – but it shouldn’t be too uniformly smooth. Taste, season, re-heat and serve the soup garnished with some croutons crisp fried in bacon fat. Note: There’s no need to soak the split peas, but the length of cooking time may vary 30 minutes or so either way.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


No recipes relate to this.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Apricot Preserve
22 Jul 2014 15:33
Coffee Break Shepherd's Pie with Cheese crusted Leeks
22 Jul 2014 08:52
Food and travel Short break ideas
13 Jul 2014 08:31
Ingredients STRAWBERRY CAKE
16 Jul 2014 11:02
Can Anyone Help? Kenwood Kmc010 Titanium Chef
22 Jul 2014 18:29
Books me too
17 Jul 2014 16:38
Equipment Best micro combi
15 Jul 2014 14:04
Gardening Lazy days
03 Jul 2014 09:37
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com