Monday, 28 November 2011

Dutch Pea Soup


Here Hans and Shyama love this soup, just make this for them and they are really happy.
Especially on winter, but I must admit I make this other seasons too as they will be going on asking me when am I going to make pea soup.
Actually I don't remember whenI made this soup, and latley I have not been baking so much or cooking something new, that I have been taking from my file pictures to post things here.
Fes days before while skyping to sis, she asked why haven't you not poasted anything new and I replied to her, I have not been making anything special these days other than the Jaffa Cakes which I posted last week. And yeah i did make a Rum Drenched Vanilla cake for this weeked :-)

Good thing about making this soup is it is such a huge quantity , that I freeze them in portions and they can have it when ever they like.
Ofcourse this is not a traditional recipe, the one my MIL makes is with pigs trotter etc.... and that is a little bit too much for my delicate Indian stomach to handle or make it.
This is much more my version of Dutch Pea Soup were they will add smoked Sausages in the soup which I didn't hace so I just used normal sausages  to serve them with.
So please I hope the traditionalist would not say you have to add this or something else as I mentioned before this is my adaptation.


400 gm Dry split peas ( soak the night before and wash it again before cooking )
2 onions chopped
200 gm bacon chopped
2 leeks chopped
3 celery sticks chopped
1 carrot chopped
3 large whole potato
1 bay leaf
3 liter of vegetable broth / Chicken broth
Handfull of parsley
1 tsp of dry thym
Pepper and Salt to taste
Few sausages sliced for serving
Few tbsp of oil

In a huge pressure cooker ( I always use pressure cooker for my soup, you canuse a pan but then make sure you increase the cooking time accordinly) add the oil, and when it is heated up add the bacon fry for 2 minutes then add all the chopped vegetables, except for the potato, fry for some 6 minutes till all the vegetables are lightly colored.
Add the soaked and washed peas and rest of the ingridients and clost the pressure pan and cook for 13 minutes ( well that is how long i cook mine inmy pressure cooker)
When everything is cooked, open up the pan,I take out the potatoes and then mix everything else with a hand mixer. Slice the potatoes which will be very soft and add to the mixed soup.
Serve with sliced sausages and croutons.

If you think the soup is too thick you just have to add more broth to make it thinner.


26 comments:

Gloria said...

I love pea soup look amazing and delicious:)

Aparna said...

You know, soups are one thing I'm not very good at cooking but finally I think I'm improving. Make a potato and leek soup which turned out good. :)

Spandana said...

Delicious looking Soup Finla.... Yummy pics!!

Rachel said...

Smoked sausages in soup. now that is really irresistible.

Chitra said...

Soup looks delicious :)

Bong Mom said...

I like split peas, so I am going to try this soup next

Sayantani said...

come winter and am on lookout for soup recipes...this one gonna be the next in my kitchen.

Bharathy said...

Now, I am all ready to exchange the adais with this delectable soup!!
What say? ;)

Exotic!!

Kathleen said...

This looks deliciously warm and comforting! :)

Dershana said...

I should try this sans the bacon soon, Finla :-)

Cham said...

Quiet a filling one, great for winter cold!

Cakelaw said...

This looks like a delicious soup Finla. I rather like pea and ham soup from the can, so I bet this is miles better.

Maria♥ said...

This soup looks perfect for those cold winter days that we are beginning to experience.

Maria
x

Sook said...

The soup is totally calling my name! Yum!

indosungod said...

Looks lovely and at the right time. I have split peas and this is perfect soup weather.

Poornima Nair said...

This is one hearty soup, the flovors sound delicious!

Miri said...

Sounds delicious- especially the addition of bacon....

Priya said...

Prefect to enjoy without any hesitation during this chilled weather,definitely a super comforting bowl of soup.

Angie's Recipes said...

A perfectly warming and tasty soup for the cold days!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Your split pea soup looks really delicious! Warm and comforting for the winter.

Meenal Mehta said...

love the soup and your blog. Dropped by to say hello, I hope to hear back from you on my blog:) Happy cooking!

Axel de Mol said...

Using Pigs Heel for making broth is ideal for getting some extra flavour and meat in the soup.

And for the dutch pea soup, the thicker the better. Made a 7 liter batch last week.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Axel yeah that i agree it give a totally different flavour indeed. Wowo 7l that is a lot -)

Laavanya said...

Ever since you mentioned you have soups everyday, I've been looking fwd to all your soup recipes. This looks fabulous - i'll try a vegetarian version of this.

Axel de Mol said...

Haha, that's normal at our place. We eat 2 days from it, maybe some in the freezer for another time or sharing some with friends and family.

Helene said...

Perfect winter soup, I would eat a big bowl.