I made this last night to use a meaty ham bone up. The only changes I made were to add an extra onion, and hold the boiled and picked meat back rather than adding it in in stage 4. I returned it after pureeing the cooked soup as I find it keeps more flavour this way.
Really simple to do and delicious, I also added some celery I had on hand and only used about half the amount of dried peas which was still plenty. This was a hit with the whole family. Thanks for posting!
Beautiful soup just like Gran use to make. I used one large, meaty bacon hock and three very small red onions. After I had simmered the hock I placed all the stock in a steel bowl and into the freezer so all the fat would surface. Instead of placing the picked meat back into the soup I served it on the side. After a huge meal we had more than 1/2 left over to freeze.
Yum! I also used yellow peas but followed everything else. Didn't puree at all as I prefer it "chunky". Lovely soup. Will make again.
Delicious soup. I used yellow peas and followed the recipe and it came out wonderful. One thing I can always count on DH loving is pea soup and he gave this one a 5 fingers up. Very simple and perfect for cool weather. Made for PAC, Spring 09.