Bacon and Split Pea Soup

    Bacon and Split Pea Soup

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    1hr35min


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    About this recipe: This split pea soup is hearty and delicious. Bacon is simmered with leek, carrot and split peas in a rosemary-infused chicken stock. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 6 rashers streaky bacon, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 leek, thinly sliced
    • 1 large carrot, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1.2 litres chicken stock
    • 300g green split peas
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Place bacon in a large pot and cook over medium heat until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Pour in chicken stock. Stir in split peas, bay leaves and rosemary. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until peas are cooked, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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    Reviews (1)

    triciamac62
    4

    Lovely soup and easy to make . Changed a couple of things. Gave it a whiz in the blender ( after removing the bay leaves !) AND kept the crispy bacon out and added it to the bowl when ready to serve. - 15 Apr 2012

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