My maternal (Southern) grandmother's Split Pea Soup is a very tasty, stick to your ribs, hearty soup. I make it with turkey kielbasa (Polish sausage), top with some crumbled feta or blue cheese, and serve with a crusty bread.
Wash the peas to remove dust. Spread on a towel and remove any debris.
Heat a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium high heat. Add oil and heat, add onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add smoked turkey, peas, salt and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, and cook, partially covered, until peas are tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Remove turkey from pot and remove meat from the bones. Finely shred meat and put back into the pot. Stir in sage, lemon zest and cayenne and cook for another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Ladle pea puree into serving bowls. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
I usually double the recipe and freeze it in individual servings.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (651g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 76 (16%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 8.5g||11 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.8g||9 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 14.4mg||4 %|
|Sodium 1503.3mg||52 %|
|Potassium 1430.7mg||38 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 69.5g||20 %|
|Dietary Fiber 20.7g||83 %|
|Sugars, other 48.8g|
|Protein 31.4g||45 %|
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Calories per serving: 474
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