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    Newfoundland Pea Soup

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Pamma Lamma Ding Dong's Note:

    If you've ever visited Newfoundland, I doubt you escaped without tasting some of the best pea soup in the world. Enjoy!

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    • 1/2 lb yellow split peas
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 lb thick ham, cubed
    • 1 cup carrot, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
    • 1 cup turnip, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
    • 3 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
    • 2 quarts water
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste



    1. 1
      Soup: Add the 2 cups of yellow split peas to the saucepan with the water and the onion.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
    3. 3
      Add the ham, carrot and turnip and cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
    4. 4
      Add in potatoe and cook until soft.
    5. 5
      Dumplings: Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
    6. 6
      Cut margarine into the flour until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
    7. 7
      Stir in water.
    8. 8
      Drop the dough into the soup by spoonfuls.
    9. 9
      Boil uncovered for 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Cover and cook for 10 more minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 24, 2008


      This recipe is excellent.My mom would make this during the winter when I was growing up.Just the smell of this reminds me of being a kid.I am a Newfoundlander and this is definately a Newfoundland traditional food.It is quite a thick soup so you may have to add extra water to thin it out.Also next time I would cut the dumpling recipe in half as the recipe now makes too much.

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    • on October 24, 2004


      I've Eaten Lots of pea soup in my life,because it is my very favorite soup,but I have never eaten a pea soup that tastes so good as this soup does.I don't usually care for turnips,but the peas make the turips taste good,and the dumplings make it absolutely delicious.My Goodness but this is really GOOD soup.Thank you so much for this recipe.

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    • on April 15, 2009


      This is not really Newfoundland Pea Soup as REAL Newfoundland Pea Soup calls for salt meat which needs to be soaked overnight. The split peas should be soaked as well. One could get very decadent as I did once and include both ham and salt meat but without the salt meat it is more a Maritime soup. We Newfoundlanders were brought up on Jiggs Dinner and Pea Soup - hearty meals during the winte time!

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    Nutritional Facts for Newfoundland Pea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (4052 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3177.3
    Calories from Fat 492
    Total Fat 54.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 235.8 mg
    Sodium 9316.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 472.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 85.6 g
    Sugars 38.4 g
    Protein 199.1 g

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