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    French-Canadian Pea Soup (Soupe aux pois)

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    3 hrs

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    Eva99's Note:

    A traditional dish for Fridays (a legacy from Quebec's religious past). After cooking, I like to remove about half the peas and puree them in order to thicken the soup. I use a ham bone or pork hocks instead of salt pork. The savoury is essential to get the right flavour. You can also soak the peas overnight instead of using the quick-soak method.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash and sort peas; place in a large pot, bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Add salt pork, onion, celery, carrots, savory and 1 tsp salt.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until peas are very tender, about 2 hours, adding more water if needed.
    5. 5
      Remove salt pork; chop and return to soup.
    6. 6
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 24, 2005

      55

      This recipe is very close to my own. It is one of my favorite comfort foods. I use summer savory when I have it. French-Canadian Pea Soup also freezes well and is quickly reheated in the microwave. It may taste better reheated after it has spend overnight in the refrigiraor.

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    • on February 28, 2011

      55

      Having a French-Canadian heritage, this recipe is the exact taste I was looking for! Thank you!

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    • on July 25, 2009

      55

      The only thing I did different was I added 1 bay leaf, 1/4 cup parsley. A wonderful flavor. Reminds us of the Habitat canned pea soup from canada, we use to buy before this recipe..Thank U..

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    Nutritional Facts for French-Canadian Pea Soup (Soupe aux pois)

    Serving Size: 1 (294 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 222.8
     
    Calories from Fat 206
    92%
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 8.3 g
    41%
    Cholesterol 24.4 mg
    8%
    Sodium 419.7 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.4 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 1.7 g
    3%

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    dried yellow peas

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