Pea soup has a very long history, as this legume, which is cultivated since ancient times. Even in the middle of the first century BC on the Athens streets were selling hot pea soup. This flavorful dish already enjoyed immense popularity.
Normally this dish is made from dried peas. Say exactly what the country belongs to the pea soup recipe is very difficult. In different variations – it is cooked in many different countries. For example, in Italian recipe it is necessary to add Parmesan cheese and dry wine.
Before cooking soak peas with 2 quarts cold water for several hours, during which time the water was changed several times. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for 1 hour.
To give an incredible flavor and aroma, it is necessary to add a roast smoked pork loin, and before serving – homemade croutons.
Preparation time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Pea soup is the best recipe! The dish is well suited for: lunch.
Ingredients for soup:
Dry peas are a 250 g
Smoked pork loin 150 g
Onion 1 pc.
1 garlic clove
Carrot 1 pieces.
Potatoes 4 pcs.
Bay leaf 1 pc.
Allspice 5 pcs.
Ground black pepper 1 pinch
Salt to taste
1 bunch fresh dill
To prepare the soup, you need: peas, smoked pork loin, onion, carrots, garlic, potatoes, spices, and herbs.
Sort and wash the peas, peel onions and garlic.
Put peas, onion, garlic, allspice in a pot with and cover with cold water. Cook the peas for about two hours.
Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Peel carrots and cut into strips. Add the potatoes and carrots in the broth. Before this, remove the onion – it is no longer necessary. Also add the bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Bay leaf it is necessary to remove after cooking soup.
Take smoked pork loin and cut into stripes.
Fry meat in olive oil until golden brown and send it to the broth. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Prepare white bread croutons.