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Split Pea Soup with Caraway

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  • Split pea soup doesn't need a hambone for flavor. This version gets depth from caraway seeds and jalapeņo.

       Split pea soup doesn't need a hambone for flavor. This version gets depth from caraway seeds and jalapeņo.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

2 cups dried split peas

7 cups vegetable stock

1 bay leaf

3 teaspoons caraway seeds

1 jalapeņo pepper, seeded and diced

1 large onion, chopped

2 ribs celery, diced

2 carrots, sliced

2-3 small potatoes, scrubbed and diced

2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, combine the split peas, stock, bay leaf, caraway seeds and jalapeņo. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the salt and pepper, and continue to simmer until the peas and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves six.

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