← Back to Search Results
English
Yellow Split-Pea Soup with Spiced Butter

Photo by: ericswanson.com
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

English

In the English countryside outside Cambridge is a house called the Old Vicarage, which used to be the priest’s house for the church across the way. A wonderful family owns it and raised their six children there. In the summers, they rent the place to groups. The mother, father, and children do the cooking and serving. The food is always from their garden or bought from the local market or farms. The table for lunch fare is set with a large steamy bowl of soup, platters of garden-fresh salads, country bread, seasonal fruit, and a yummy dessert. This recipe is one of theirs. The creamy yellow soup is set off by a dollop of red spicy butter and served with warm pita breads. Any leftover butter can be used for topping potatoes, pasta, or tofu.

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (350 g) split yellow peas
  • 6 cups (1½ L) water
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, the best you have
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

BUTTER

  • ½ cup (125 g) butter, softened
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (about ½ cup)
  • 4 green onions, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

Directions

Pour split peas into medium bowl, cover with cold water, and soak overnight.

Drain peas in colander, rinse, put into a soup pot, cover with 6 cups (1½ L) water, and bring to a boil over high heat.

Stir in onion, mint, and olive oil; reduce heat to low.

Cover and cook 1 hour or until peas are tender when crushed against the side of pot.

Make butter while soup is cooking: Put all butter ingredients into an electric blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and chill.

Blend soup in an electric blender or food processor until smooth.

Return to soup pot and heat over medium heat until thickened.

Ladle into soup bowls and stir in a generous spoonful of spiced butter.

Notes

Mind Refresher: Stand straight, breathe normally, and take in the aroma of the soup; concentrate on this aroma for 30 seconds.


© 2008 Sharon Louise Crayton
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 6 servings.

396kcal (20%)
72mg (7%)
7mg (11%)
178mcg RAE (6%)
698mg
80mg
15g
6g
16g
40g
41mg (14%)
1194mg (50%)
10g (52%)
21g (32%)
3mg (19%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
food-to-live-by Food to Live By
by Myra Goodman
fresh-from-the-market Fresh from the Market
by Laurent Tourondel
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
ice-creams-and-sorbets-cool-recipes Ice Creams and Sorbets: Coo...
by Lou Seibert Pappas
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
the-sushi-experience The Sushi Experience
by Hiroko Shimbo
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?