Smoky pea soup

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Ham hocks
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 cups Onion -- chopped
3 smalls Carrots -- chopped
2 tablespoons Garlic -- minced
1 pounds Split peas -- rinsed and
Drained
12 cups Chicken broth
1 Inch fresh ginger root --
Peeled & crushed
4 Sprigs fresh dill
2 Sprigs parsley
1 teaspoon Ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon Black pepper
Salt
2 tablespoons Fresh dill -- chopped

Place the ham hock in a medium size saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and continue to gently boil for 15 minutes.

Drain and rinse under cold water. Pat dry. Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over low heat. Add the onions and carrots and cook, stirring, until the onions are wilted, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add the ham hock, peas, chicken broth, ginger, dill and parsley, allspice and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer; partially covered, for 1¼ hours, stirring constantly. Remove the ham hock and cool slightly. Shred the meat from the bone and return it to the soup.

Remove the ginger and dill and parsley sprigs and discard. Adjust the seasonings, adding salt if needed, and serve piping hot, garnished with the chopped dill.

Recipe By : All Around the World Cookbook From: Meg Antczak Date: 08-25-95 (21:40) (159) Fido: Cooking

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