Sep 2, 2009

Anderson’s Pea Soup

In Buellton, CA there’s a restaurant called Pea Soup Andersons. Every time M and I go wine tasting, we stop by for some of the best pea soup ever. Luckily they’re not stingy with the recipe. You can find it online or buy it with a bag of dried split peas at their restaurant. I did the latter. You can do the former.

Anderson’s Pea Soup:
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 1 Rib celery, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper
1. Combine water, peas, celery, carrot, onion, thyme, red pepper, and bay leaf in large kettle. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Boil vigorously 20 minutes, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until split peas are tender. Press soup through fine sieve and reheat just to boiling point.*
*I just remove the bay leaf and blend with my immersion blender. So much easier.

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