Low Carb "Split Pea" soup
Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-22-2008 11:54 AM


Expert Low-Carber


I tried this recipe from Linda Sue's site and it is great. In my high carb days, I liked making split pea soup with left over ham bone. Someone once told me it was fatening, but at the time, I didn't see how because it is relatively low in fat. Now I know better.

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/split_pea_soup.html

I made this recipe with left over ham bone, plus a little more ham instead of turkey legs, and cooked it in the crock pot all day on low. I pureed the green beans, cauliflower, onion, & celery, which gives it the consistency of split pea soup and it tastes suprisingly close to the "real thing." Even my family liked it. If you miss split pea soup on a low carb diet, you no longer need to deprive yourself.

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RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-22-2008 05:27 PM


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Isn't it amazing how much it actually tastes like split peas when you puree the cauliflower and green beans together? I honestly think this tastes even better than split pea soup and it doesn't turn into a solid mass of "carbage" by the next day like real split pea soup tends to do.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-23-2008 11:39 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Yep, I just finished it off yesterday for lunch and it was still good. Of course, real split pea soup starts out as a mass of "carbage" and becomes a solid mass of "carbage."

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-23-2008 11:48 AM


Junior Low-Carber


Wow, this recipe sounds wonderful. Renegade, since unfortunately I need measurements when cooking, can you tell me how much ham you used? This recipe sounds awesome.

Thank you LindaSue for posting it on your website. It is totally creative.
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-23-2008 12:52 PM


Expert Low-Carber


cutthecarbs2008 Wrote:Wow, this recipe sounds wonderful. Renegade, since unfortunately I need measurements when cooking, can you tell me how much ham you used? This recipe sounds awesome.

Thank you LindaSue for posting it on your website. It is totally creative.

I used a left over ham bone with some meat on it. We had ham for easter and I kept the bone in the freezer until I was ready to make the soup. It was just a smoked (not honey or sugar cured), spiral-sliced ham. I added maybe 1/4 lb of chopped ham slices to the mix to boost the meat content. I didn't measure, so it's hard to say for sure.

The recipe on Linda Sue's site calls for smoked turkey legs. You might try that the first time. I was going to add a smoked turkey leg with the ham bone, but the smoked turkey legs in the store had added sugar. I may crank up the smoker on Memorial Day to make my own sugar free variety.

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-23-2008 12:54 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Thanks Renegade. I'm going to try this one for sure!
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 05-23-2008 01:31 PM


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cutthecarbs2008 Wrote:Thank you LindaSue for posting it on your website. It is totally creative.
We have Lynn to thank for the creation of this soup.

The amount of meat that you put in really doesn't matter that much. What you want is to make sure that you simmer something nice and smoky in the soup for the flavor. It could be ham hocks or even a ham bone with very little meat on it. It's all about flavoring the broth. The amount of ham or smoked turkey meat that you add back at the end can be as much or as little as you'd like.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 06-02-2008 07:53 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I've made this, and WOW! It is so good. What a great way to get in your daily veggies!

I gave some to my son-in-law, who loves split pea soup, and he really liked it a lot, and he's a pretty picky eater.

It's really good with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Nita

This isn't a race - it's a journey.
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 06-08-2008 06:21 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I've had a taste to try this soup since I first saw it last week. Usually Walmart has a smoked turkey leg - but not this time. I tried Winn Dixie, who usually have smoked chicken quarters in their deli - but not this time.

I tried looking at a variety of salt pork, ham hocks, etc, but every product was processed with corn syrup. So I had to get a bit inventive.

Goya makes a Ham Flavored Concentrate that is very low carb, no sugar, but it does have MSG in it. I've used it before to flavor different things with a ham flavor.

So I made it using that primarily for the flavor, with about three tablespoons of crumbled bacon, and a splash of smoke flavor.

It really turned out surprisingly good. I'm hoping that maybe in the fall I'll be able to find the smoked turkey or I'll save a nice hambone to try the original recipe. This is a recipe really worth trying if you miss pea soup.

Blessings to all,

Judy
RE: Low Carb "Split Pea" soup , 01-10-2011 08:27 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Hmmm, cooking some pea soup for a friend right now, and it's driving me crazy because I LOVE pea soup. So, I decided to see if there might be an alternative for me. Found this thread, and so happy! Will go now and look up the details of this recipe. Thanks!!
Micky