ThatBobbieGirl's Better-Than-Campbells Green Pea Soup

Recipe by ThatBobbieGirl
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READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine everything in a large, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid (use one that holds at least 6 quarts).
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until peas are tender and soup reaches desired thickness.
  • Puree in blender, or in the soup pot using a handheld stick blender (I love those things!) Re-heat if needed, over very low heat.
  • I have slow-cooked this in a crockpot, but was not happy with the results.
  • I did it just until the peas were done, but my husband and I agreed it tasted way overcooked, and even adding lemon juice didn't help much.
  • Stove-top cooking just until the peas are tender gives this a much fresher taste.
  • My family loves this served with freshly baked homemade bread and a tossed salad.
  • VEGETARIANS: As is, this is not vegetarian, you can make it so, by substituting salt or a vegetarian bouillon for the chicken bouillon.
  • LOW SALT DIETS: This is what I've done this for my mother in law who can't have salt: eliminate chicken bouillon, and add freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste.
  • Usually about one lemon does it, but it depends on the size of the lemon.
  • I recommend adding a bit of lemon if you're not salt-restricted, along with the bouillon- it's truly wonderful.
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