Yellow Pea Soup (Swedish Style)

TYPE : Swedish
Soup
YIELD : 4 servings
CALORIES : 1046 kcal
PREP TIME : 5 mins
COOK TIME : 1 hr
TOTAL TIME : 9 hrs 5 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) dry yellow peas (whole or split)
  • 12 oz (340 g) cured salt pork whole or diced
  • 5 – 6 cups (13 – 15 dl) water
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 tsp thyme

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Wash and soak the peas overnight
  • Rinse and transfer to a pot with lid. Add 4 cups of water, onion and pork.
  • Bring to a boil and skim the surface as needed to remove foam.
  • After about 45 minutes, remove the onion and add bouillon cube and thyme.
  • If you used a whole piece of pork, pick it up and cut into smaller pieces. Return it to the soup just before serving.
  • Continue to simmer until peas are completely soft. Add more water as needed for desired consistency.
  • Serve with mustard, followed by thin Swedish pancakes for dessert (my recipe here).

NOTES :

If you use half the amount of pork, the calorie count is reduced to 728 kcal. Or skip it all together for a 410 kcal vegetarian version.

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