A rich, creamy split pea soup infused with smoky ham flavor.
Butter -- 1/4 cup
Onions, small diced -- 2 cup
Celery, small diced -- 1/2 cup
Carrots, small diced -- 1/2 cup
Garlic, minced -- 1 Tbsp
Ham, smoked, small diced -- 12 oz
Flour, all purpose -- 2/3 cup
Water -- 1 gal
Minor's Ham Base Gluten Free (No Added MSG)* -- 1/3 cup
Split green peas, dried, rinsed -- 5 cup
In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and ham. Sauté 5-7 minutes until tender.
Blend in flour, cooking over medium heat 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add water while stirring.
Add Ham Base and split peas. Stir to combine. Heat to a full boil and reduce heat to a gentle boil. Continue cooking 40-50 minutes until peas are tender. Remove from heat.
Remove half of the soup and puree in blender. Return puree to soup pot. Keep warm for service.
Garnish with diced ham or crème fraîche.
*No added MSG other than that which naturally occurs in the hydrolyzed proteins and autolyzed yeast extract.