Bob Ross wrote:Thanks so much, Jenise. Pea soup and Bob Ross are a marriage made in heaven.
I'll make this for lunch today.
Jenise wrote:Ha! You can leave out nothing. The parsley intensifies the pea flavor, where the amount of garlic (I only use clove) and basil are minimalist. You don't taste them, but a side by side comparison with a soup made without them tastes less complex. I know--that's how I built my recipe.
Most cannot wax ecstatic or lead cheers about the lowly pea. They need some inspiration.
Which is why I include mirepoix, garlic, bacon, ham, sausage, parsley, and Romaine in my split pea soup.
I think in this instance, you are peaing into the wind.
Howie Hart wrote:I have a Brinkman smoker that uses a water pan, that also catches drippings. After smoking a turkey, I use this water, plus some of the leftover turkey to make split pea soup. I also like onions, carrots and celery, but I think your simpler version would work better as a soup course in a meal, as opposed to "The" meal. I may try it.
So you will not try to appease me? Well then, I will admit that I would like your adorned peas very much. But I have had some pea soups wherein the peas were so overwelmed by other ingredients that the pea itself was hardly more than texture. It was just one such potage to which the saboteur had added about four giant kielbasa
, that caused me to cook a pot of just plain salted peas, to deconstruct the soup, and build a meatless version. This recipe is the result of that exercise--I was in fact surprised how little was required to reach a state of elegance.
I think the pea went out of favor during the middle ages. (Why do I have the vague feeling we've had a similar discussion before?)
Jenise wrote:Chef Carey:I think the pea went out of favor during the middle ages. (Why do I have the vague feeling we've had a similar discussion before?)
I'm not sure. After all, you lived through them, and I didn't.
ChefCarey wrote:Have you not yet been introduced to the seven dwarves of menopause? Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and Psycho?
Jenise wrote:ChefCarey wrote:Have you not yet been introduced to the seven dwarves of menopause? Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and Psycho?
No, I haven't. But tell them hello for me, won't you?
ChefCarey wrote:I will wave at them - they're in my rearview mirror.
Jenise wrote:Use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
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