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Old 11-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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So I made the soup,

if you can call it soup, ich. It was a split pea soup. Made it the way I always do. Tasted, it was great, perfectly seasoned, did not any salt or pepper or anythig else. Turned of and let it seat till diner. When it was served, at diner time, maybe a couple of hours latter, it was completely tastless. There was no seasoning at all. I don't understand, this has never happened to me before. One minute it is seasoned, next one it is not.

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Old 11-18-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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if you can call it soup, ich. It was a split pea soup. Made it the way I always do. Tasted, it was great, perfectly seasoned, did not any salt or pepper or anythig else. Turned of and let it seat till diner. When it was served, at diner time, maybe a couple of hours latter, it was completely tastless. There was no seasoning at all. I don't understand, this has never happened to me before. One minute it is seasoned, next one it is not.
Weird question...did you add potatoes to it? They have a tendency to suck up salt and such....
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If you don't add salt and pepper while you are cooking it, it will have no appreciable flavor when you go to serve it. It doesn't take much salt added during the cooking process to lift the flavor of whatever you are cooking.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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I can't remember the last time I made plain old split pea soup. That is, without a huge ham bone or smoked ham hocks. However, regardless of how I prepare mine, I always add chopped onion, salt, pepper and bay leaf as it cooks.

I made so much soup last time that I (happily) had three 1-quart containers to put in the freezer. Yum!
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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if you can call it soup, ich. It was a split pea soup. Made it the way I always do. Tasted, it was great, perfectly seasoned, did not any salt or pepper or anythig else. Turned of and let it seat till diner. When it was served, at diner time, maybe a couple of hours latter, it was completely tastless. There was no seasoning at all. I don't understand, this has never happened to me before. One minute it is seasoned, next one it is not.
What did you put in it?I use onions,celery,carrot,bayleaf,garlic,thyme s+p ,ham hock or cut up ham some chicken base a few good squirts of maggi.OH,and yes split peas I do the same for lentil soup and my butter bean soup.
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Weird question...did you add potatoes to it? They have a tendency to suck up salt and such....

Potatoes don't suck up salt, they absorb liquid. The potato/salt thing is a wives tale, I'm afraid.

If the soup tasted unseasoned, you probably didn't season it. It is always a good idea to taste what you cook very often while you are cooking it to adjust the seasoning.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:36 AM   #7
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Folks, folks did any body read what I said? Here let me repeat, soup was done, I tasted for seasoning and it was perfect. it di not need any more seasoning, none, not salt, not peper, nothing. it was great. Even I liked it. I turned the soup off, I did not add anything, it was seating on the stove untill diner at which time it was reheated and served. And it was terible.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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Folks, folks did any body read what I said? Here let me repeat, soup was done, I tasted for seasoning and it was perfect. it di not need any more seasoning, none, not salt, not peper, nothing. it was great. Even I liked it. I turned the soup off, I did not add anything, it was seating on the stove untill diner at which time it was reheated and served. And it was terible.
During that time, did you eat or drink anything? If I make something early in the day for dinner, then snack on.....lets say.....some nuclear buffalo wings and a coupla cocktails, the dish just doesn't seem the same later. The good thing is, you didn't wind up with over-seasoned soup.

Did you save some? How's it taste today?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #9
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I end up dumping a good part of it. I just couldn't deal with it. It was absolutely tasteless. I kept it for 3-4 days tried to add salt and pepper but it still did not tast good.
To answer your question, no I really did not ate anything at the time of tasting, or after that.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #10
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