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Pork and Yellow Split Pea Soup

Categories: Comfort Foods, Low-fat
Type: Soups and Stews

Pork and yellow split peas make a delicious soup.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 45M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dried yellow split peas, picked over and rinsed
  • 6 cups hot vegetable or chicken stock
  • 12oz (350g) leftover roast pork, cut into bite-size cubes
  • handful of curly parsley, finely chopped
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  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium-sized soup pot over low heat. Add the onion, and cook gently for about 5 minutes until soft. Stir in the garlic, and cook for a few seconds longer until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in the split peas, and pour in the stock. Bring to a boil, and boil rapidly for about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat slightly, stir in the pork, and simmer gently for another 40 minutes, adding a little hot water if the soup gets too thick. Season well, and stir in the parsley just before serving.
  • Add some cubed pancetta or a few slices of chopped bacon, if you wish. Add when the onions have softened, and cook until golden.
  • The split peas will count as one of your five-a-day portions. Make sure that you rinse the peas well because they can sometimes be a little gritty.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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