Yellow Split Pea Soup With Portuguese Smoked Linguica

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    slices maple bacon
  • 1
    medium maui onion (Chopped)
  • 1
    medium carrot (Chopped)
  • 1
    serrano pepper (Chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon garlic (Chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon winter savory (Chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon thyme (Chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon oregano (Chopped)
  • 12
    teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 12
    teaspoon celery salt
  • 12
    teaspoon white pepper
  • 1
    lb Portuguese chourico (Smoked, Sliced)
  • 12
    cup white wine (Portuguese, Vinho Verde)
  • 5
    cups ham stock
  • 1
    lb yellow split peas
  • 3
    tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 3
    tablespoons chives (chopped)
  • 12
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 5-quart Dutch Oven cook bacon crisp. Remove bacon and chop into bits. Reserve 2-tablespoons bacon grease.
  • Add bay leaves, onion, carrot and Serrano pepper. Saute 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add garlic, fresh herbs, salt, celery salt, pepper, Linguica Smoked Sausage and sauté 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Portuguese Wine (Vinho Verde) and reduce by one-half.
  • Add ham stock, yellow split peas and bacon bits. Bring soup to a full boil and reduce to a simmer for 1-hour or until peas are done.
  • The last 5-mimutes add chopped cilantro, chives and stir in crème fraiche.
  • Remove the soup from stove and discard bay leaves. Puree with a hand blender or a food processor. Season soup with sea salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Garnish soup with fresh chopped chives.
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