Split Green Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Green Pea Soup with Ham - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineSplit Green Pea Soup with Ham. The Holidays are over but I still have some glazed ham in my refrigerator from New Year’s Eve.

Split Green Pea Soup with Ham - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineThat ham was the best we have had in the last couple of years and I didn’t want to waste it.

Split Green Pea Soup with Ham - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineMy first choice was this green pea soup, a crowd pleaser (and I still have a crowd to please at home), full of flavor and color too.  This is the perfect earthy, fulfilling winter soup.

Split green pea soup with ham - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine I hope you like my recipe.

Split Green Pea Soup with Ham - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine

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Split Green Pea Soup with Ham

This hearty, comforting split green pea soup with ham is the perfect recipe for cold days and also a good way to use the leftover ham from the holidays or Easter lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound split green peas
  • 2 liters of water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ cups cooked ham diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrot diced
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Coarse sea salt
  • White pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • In a pot over medium heat add water and peas and cook for 20 minutes.
  • In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter and sauté the onion and garlic until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ham and sauté, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add celery and sauté another 3 minutes.
  • Take two cups of the water where the peas are being cooked and add it to the vegetable ham mixtures and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables ham mixture to the soup.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook over low heat until the peas are soft, about 25 minutes more.
  • Discard the parsley and bay leaves.
  • Serve hot.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Author: Enri

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