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Old 01-08-2011, 12:52 AM   #11
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I've never had it. Seems like a very nice recipe for me to try out. Thank you. I book marked it.

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French Canadian pea soup is lovely. I never liked (green) split pea soup, but I really like the one they serve here in Quebec. I was very surprised.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:19 AM   #12
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French Canadian pea soup is lovely. I never liked (green) split pea soup, but I really like the one they serve here in Quebec. I was very surprised.
I love making split pea soup, yet what I hated most as a kid was green peas. Frozen, ridiculous green, mealy. YUK!

Go figure.

I had been getting disappointed in my split peas, so I decided one day to go back to basics and make it by the recipe on the back of the bag. VOILA!

Lately, I've been refining it with stocks and different smoked things - like, smoked turkey neck bones. What a strong delicious flavor. Or pork roast bones with meat. Yuuummmmy.

My store doesn't carry yellow peas. Don't know that I ever made them, but would sure love to try.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:29 AM   #13
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You can make just fine pea soup with them, and they mix with the green just fine. BUT I like to use them to make a curried pea soup with it, dahl. I'll skip over to ethnic and see if I can see if we can get one of our good Indian correspondents going. Dahl can be made with lentils and such, but I like those yellow split peas for their color. But I first started getting creative with Indian spices when I first used the yellow peas.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:24 AM   #14
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munky, here's my old recipe for pea soup with ham as done in a crock pot. couldn't be easier. Crock Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham

i need to add that i've gotten to adding par boiled cubed potatoes in the last hour of cooking. she that must be obeyed (dw) demands that i add spuds as her mom did. but they can be left out for a more pure pea soup.

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Old 01-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #15
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munky, here's my old recipe for pea soup with ham as done in a crock pot. couldn't be easier. Crock Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham

i need to add that i've gotten to adding par boiled cubed potatoes in the last hour of cooking. she that must be obeyed (dw) demands that i add spuds as her mom did. but they can be left out for a more pure pea soup.

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And yet again, we are alike. My wife insists that the perfect split pea soup has diced potato (or mashed) and grated carott. Me, I prefer without the potato, and with a hearty smokey flavor from a leftover grilled ham bone, with some cubes of that same ham mixed in.

As for the yellow peas, they are milder than are split peas, and make an incredible soup. The Habitant Soup from a can was one of my Dad's favorite soups. He loved it. I have to admit, I love it too. But Habitant used dred yellow peas, and not dried yellow split peas. So your soup, if made with split peas, will come out thicker, and with more pea flavor. But that's not a bad thing at all . In my book, more flavor is always better.

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Regardless of whether we use yellow or green split peas to make soup, we now always add a bit of ground cumin. It adds a wonderful flavor.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #17
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You've never had Quebec Pea Soup? Here's one of many links:

Habitant Pea Soup (Quebec Pea Soup) recipe cookbook
That is pretty much the recipe I have always used. The same as my mother always makes. I'm French Canadian, but from the Ontario side of the boarder.
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Cold Winter Day Here Too

A good day for soup. This is a Cream of Broccoli Soup I made today.
6 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth3/4 teaspoon salt
1 - 10 oz pkg. broccoli, fresh or frozen (used fresh)

Saute butter and onion. Blend in flour slowly, add broth, milk, salt and pepper until smooth. Cook until thickened. Puree broccoli in blender, add to mixture and heat 3 to 4 minutes.

I serve with grated cheese. Serves 4

YUMMMMY
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I really like Habitant canned pea soup. It was one of two kinds of canned soup I could find with no MSG in the '80s. The other was Howard Johnson's clam chowder, also a delicious canned soup.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #20
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We call this 'chana dal'

Here is a recipe for chana dal (you can have this with rice or roti)

  1. soak 250gm peas over night
  2. boil in pressure cooker until the peas became yet intact
  3. add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and green chili paste, a pinch of asafoetida
  4. in a pan heat ghee (clarified butter)
  5. add a dried red chili and a pinch of cumin seeds
  6. when the chili and cumin start crackling add the boiled dal
  7. add salt according to taste and boil
  8. when it get thicken turn off the gas
Dal is prepared, you can add few drops of fresh lemon juice in the time of eating.
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