Easy Split Pea Soup



So, I don’t intend to make this particular blog a blog of recipes. I intend to write about whatever catches my fancy at the time. However, I had not had split pea soup in a while, so I decided to make it this week seeing as Tropical Storm Cindy decided to fill my after-work evenings with a crap-ton of rainfall. Forewarning: You’ll need your blender for this one. So here we go!

What you’ll need:

2 cups of dried split peas

3  1/2 cups chicken broth

3 cups water

1  1/3 cups chopped carrots

2 stalks of celery, chopped

1 large yellow onion, chopped

4 large radishes, chopped

4-ish pinches of dried marjoram

6 oz package of real bacon bits

1 chicken bullion cube

Cajun seasoning to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Throw everything into a large pot. Bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat, cover with a lid, and let it simmer for an hour and a half, stirring every ten minutes or so. When it has finished cooking, get out your handy blender. Carefully transfer the soup into the blender and blend until it is at the desired consistency. Transfer the blended mixture back into the pot. Repeat the process until it has been blended to your taste. You can serve it now, but I prefer to make soup the night before I intend on eating it so the flavors really have a chance to marry overnight in the refrigerator. It’s your call. You do you.



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