Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
Creamy yellow pea soup studded with bits of ham, carrots, celery, and thyme. There is nothing like this one on a cold day! I am a Canadian now living in the US. and cannot get Habitant® soup anymore, so I came up with this version. I think it is as good as the real thing, if not better, because it is homemade.
You can substitute 2 smoked pork hocks or 1 small ham shank for the leftover ham bone.
Adjust thickness of soup by adding a little water to thin or remove broth with a spoon for a thicker soup.
I sometimes use an immersion blender for a quick second to blend the soup, making sure to leave some chunky peas, carrots, celery, and ham.