Pea soup is very popular in Quebec, Canada. It is a staple of our kitchens, actually!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
10 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the dry whole peas in a pot with enough water to cover, and soak 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Drain soaked peas, and return to the pot. Cover with 2 quarts water. Mix in the dry split peas, vegetable base, salt pork, onions, carrots, chives, savory, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours, until peas are tender. Remove and discard the salt pork before serving.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 34.7g; cholesterol 36.6mg; sodium 646.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
Yea, so this is like the recipe I grew up with, except better. I haven't found the whole dried peas yet (how big a difference does it make?) but I used some overgrown fresh peas from our garden. (I haven't tried it without the whole peas, dried or fresh so I can't compare.) Also, I added the savory in the last 15 minutes; I've learned the flavor is much richer that way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2005
Didn't taste like what I am used to. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2005
Didn't taste like what I am used to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
Yummy yummy yummy...I ate this every day I was in Quebec City on my honeymoon and this recipe hit the spot bringing back some great memories. It is still pretty hard to find salt pork here as well as whole dried peas for some odd reason. So I used bacon instead...not the same but closer than using ham. I will continue my quest for salt pork for the next time. Thank you Sarah for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
Yea, so this is like the recipe I grew up with, except better. I haven't found the whole dried peas yet (how big a difference does it make?) but I used some overgrown fresh peas from our garden. (I haven't tried it without the whole peas, dried or fresh so I can't compare.) Also, I added the savory in the last 15 minutes; I've learned the flavor is much richer that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2005
Of course I like this recipe.. It's mine! Read More
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