Friday, April 22, 2011

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Curry

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 to 60 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoons of unsalted butter (or Earth Balance if you are vegan)
1 cup of chopped onion
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
12 ounces of dried green and/or yellow split peas
5 cups of vegetable broth
1 tablespoon of curry powder

Place butter into a 4-to-6 quart saucepan over medium heat.  Once butter is melted, add the onion and a generous pinch of salt and sweat for 2-3 minutes.  Add garlic and continue to sweat for 1-2 minutes.  Do not let onions or garlic brown.

Add the peas, broth, and curry powder.  Increase to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender, approximately 45-50 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  Remove from stove.  Using a stick blender, puree the soup (carefully).

This soup is great alone or with your favorite sandwich. 

Recipe was adopted from Alton Brown, Food Network Chef

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