Classic Pea Soup with Ham (French Canadian Style) Recipe

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Submitted by Megatherium190

Makes 8 servings



From Canadian Living: This flavourful, chunky yet smooth soup simmers away when you're relaxing around the house. If you cook a bone-in ham, save the bone for this soup instead of the smoked hock.

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Pea Soup with Ham (French Canadian Style)

1 lb smoked ham hock
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 Carrots
2 Celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp,+crumbled bay leaves
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken stock
2 cups (500 mL) dry green or yellow split_peas
3 green onions, thinly sliced

Recipe Directions for Classic Pea Soup with Ham (French Canadian Style)

  1. Using paring knife, peel off and discard skin from ham hock. Trim off and discard fat. Set aside.

  2. In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-low heat; fry onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper and ham hock, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add stock, peas and 2 cups (500 mL) water; bring to boil over medium-high heat, skimming off any foam. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until peas break down and meat is tender enough to fall off hock, about 1-3/4 hours.

  4. Remove ham hock; pull off and shred meat. Set meat aside. Discard ham bone and bay leaves. In blender, puree half of the soup; return to pot along with meat. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Transfer to container and refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat to serve.) Ladle into bowls; garnish with green onions.

  5. Additional information : Tip: After removing the ham hock, you can also use an immersion blender to blend soup to half chunky stage while still in the pot.

Categories

Pork, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 289.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
359
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Potassium
860mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
35.8g
12%
Dietary Fiber
14.0g
56%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
31.3g
Vitamin A 71% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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