« Maria's Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream! | Main | Maria's TLF (to live for) Raw Pear Viniagrette! »
Wednesday
Oct132010

Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

I have had great success with some of Ina Garten's soups lately. Most recently, last night in fact, I decided to try her split pea soup. As many of you know, my husband is a hunter and a fisherman, so we have plenty of wild meat and fish on our menu. I like to mix in my raw or vegetarian recipes too. I serve these to my team of testers (that would be my meat loving husband and four kids). If they like it, then I know it's good. My tastes tend to favor nutritional value over taste, although both are important. I do not like food simply for the taste of it though. If it's unhealthy, I typically don't enjoy it. But, if it's delicious AND healthy, well then, we have a winner.

Parker's Split Pea Soup from Ina Garten's book, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, hit the spot for everyone last night. I would say it actually did more than that. My whole family decided this was one of the best vegetarian meals I've made! I served it with salad and they wondered why I didn't make fresh bread to go with it. This is when I get to explain that "puffy food makes us puffy" so we only eat fresh bread here and there. I like to limit the amount of flour and grains we eat.

This is when friend e-mailed me Elana's Pantry gluten free bread recipe. It is made completely without grains! I haven't tried it yet, but do plan to make it today to go with dinner tonight! I'll let you know how that goes.

OK, here is the recipe for Parker's Split Pea Soup which I found on the Food Network Site.

  • Cook Time:

    1 hr 30 min

  • Level:

    Easy

  • Yield:

    5 to 6 servings

  • Ingredients

    • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/8 cup good olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 cups medium-diced carrots (3 to 4 carrots)
    • 1 cup medium-diced red boiling potatoes, unpeeled (3 small)
    • 1 pound dried split green peas
    • 8 cups chicken stock or water

    Directions

    In a 4-quart stockpot on medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with the olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes, 1/2 pound of split peas, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 40 minutes. Skim off the foam while cooking. Add the remaining split peas and continue to simmer for another 40 minutes, or until all the peas are soft. Stir frequently to keep the solids from burning on the bottom. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve hot.

     Note: I ladeled out a blender full of soup and pureed it. This gave the soup a thicker consistency like the split pea soup I'm used to.

     

    References (42)

    References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
    • Response
      [...]The Green Smoothie Challenge - Recipes - Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook[...]
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: leptin diet
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: vick strizheus
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      split pea soup from the barefoot contessa cookbook - recipes - the green smoothie challenge
    • Response
      Response: Mike Honari
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: Michael Honari
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      How can I combine my love of the arts, especially creative writing with a law degree?
    • Response
      What is the best way to search for blogs you are interested in?
    • Response
      What is online blogging and how do people make money out of it?
    • Response
      I already have a college degree so I don't need the credit. I don't want to pay a ton of money for it, but I do want an actual class with actual assignments. And that's creative writing as in FICTION. Thanks for your help. A class on the Northside would be ...
    • Response
      Response: health care reform
      I'm curious how creative writing instructors at colleges and universities handle students who write about really disturbing things and who seem potentially dangerous to themselves and others? Are instructors privy to students' mental health records? Do they let such students get away with violent or disturbing writing in an effort NOT ...
    • Response
      Response: seovolución
      For my Creative Writing class we have to write a short story, I really want to write some thing along the lines of Columbine, but I'm worried about the reaction of my teacher. As far as I know, he has no personal history with the idea, but ... I don't know. ...
    • Response
      Response: seovolución
      How does blogging/setting up a blog help a small to meduim size business grow?
    • Response
      what are some good and popular websites for blogs???.
    • Response
      I have many setting in my previous windows in Mozila Firefox, now I've installed an onother version of windows on other hardisk.. What should I copy to have the same settings, history and bookmarks from the earlier one?. Nothing is lost I just have an onother windows in another hard and ...
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      I want to start a website. It will be asking for money only to fund the seminars associated with holding meetings for the clients and for mailouts. How should I go about setting that up?.
    • Response
      click here for top quality glucosamine for dogs anywhere
    • Response
      What Firefox Extension can I get to download streaming videos from sites?
    • Response
      click here for greatest joint supplements anywhere
    • Response
      I would like to setup wordpress blog that would allow people to sign up to receive news letters and updates? Do I need to download wordpress to my computer? Is there any pre-made templates for this type?.
    • Response
      I want to know if I should do a trademark or copyright for the following.... . This pseudonym is used too make music (band) photography, writing and website. . . I want to own the name and also protect the work under it, what is the best way of doing this? ...
    • Response
      Response: spanish homes
      I'm juggling about 10 things right now so I don't have that much time to play around learning how to make a website. What are good resources to jump-start implementing javascript, php, mySQL, etc?.
    • Response
      In Firefox you have the standard silver toolbars where the address bar and file/edit bars are there is the silver background. How do you customize and change that around?.
    • Response
      I need as much suggestions as possible. The more the better. I haven't had the chance to sit and really go over the process. Again, looking for some answers where I can start blogging immediately..
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: jadwal bola
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: Diabacor
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: steam wallet codes
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: Dermascoop Review
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Response: Diabacor Review
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge
    • Response
      Split Pea Soup from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Recipes - The Green Smoothie Challenge

    Reader Comments (3)

    Made this last night for dinner and it was so wonderful thank you for sharing the recipe. My husband said it tasted creamy and high calorie ;)

    November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Schultz

    I have seen many posts similar to this one on internet but all other have filler content and are not up-to-the mark. This post especially made me to post my comments as its credible,cheap luxury Ebel watches it’s very good!

    March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

    Reading is the spirit of every necessary human food, thank you for sharing. Hope can publish more articles-luxury Mario Bruni Leather Shoes

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
    Supercharge your New Year! The busy people's solution to weight loss, youthfulness, and vitality!