Split Pea Soup With Smoked Pork Hock

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by bluebombersfan, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I finally got around to making some homemade split pea soup with the hocks I smoked a little while ago.  Here goes.

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    Sauteed veggies until soft.

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    Added the smoked hock, peas and cooked for a few minutes, then added chicken stock and simmered for two hours.  Here is the final soup!! 

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    I thought it turned out pretty good for my first time!!  thanks for looking!!
     
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks delicious!!

      Craig
     
  3. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks!  It was my fiirst attempt and it tasted great!
     
  4. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Damn, BlueBomersfan, ya had to go and do that to me, didn't ya? Looks fantastic! That's a nice meaty hock ya smoked there. Well, off to the freezer to get a couple out for some of that later this week.
     
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on the soup and hocks!  it thickened up just fine, looks delicious!  Nice color on the hock meat too, and looks like it was tender too!
     
  6. Looks really good to me. Also seems pretty simple to repeat. 

    Never had split pea soup before. I Think it is something to do with peas.. lol

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Beautiful!!...Hocks are the only thing I use now for Pea/Bean Soups and Greens...Intense flavor and interesting texture...If you didn't, next time try adding about a half tsp of Oregano and a Bayleaf...Really Kicks up the Flavor of the Hock and Veggies in Pea Soup...JJ
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking soup Blue!

    It's getting to be that time of year again and I have several ham bones from previous ham smokes that will make great some split pea or bean soup.
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking soup. Gonna have to dig out some hocs once it starts to cool down. Gonna hit 80 here again today
     
  10. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the comments everybody!!
     
  11. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I did add a bayleaf but never thought of Oregano!  I will try that nexrt time!  Thanks Chef Jimmy J!!
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Bomber !!!

    Nice Job!

    Bear
     
  13. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    I just got a desire for some real old fashioned split pea soup myself last week and it was also my first split pea soup because we never had it growing up.  I also was very pleased with the way mine came out.  Those hocks do add an intense flavor, wife would not try it however.  She said it was the wrong color of green, lol.  The incorrect smart-ass response from myself was, "You mean a pea green like in a pea soup?"
     
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL...The long cooking times used in making Pea Soup will cause the Chlorophyll to break down and become Olive Drab...I was in my Twenties before I knew Green Beans are SUPPOSED to be GREEN!...Mom cooked them to DEATH!... An Old Old Chef trick for keeping Pea Soup a nicer Green color is to add 1/2tsp of Baking Soda to the recipe...This only works for SOUPS, although it helps keep all Green Veggies green during cooking, it Neutralizes the Acids veggies give off that kills the Chlorophyll, it DESTROYS the texture making them MUSHY...JJ
     
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  15. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Of course its soup season over there,especially Winnipeg! Nice work.
     
  16. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HAHAHAH Sure is, just woke up to our first snowfall of the year.  About an inch or two of the white stuff on the ground from last night!!
     
  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man you sure have the touch your soup looks great !!
     
  18. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks!!
     
  19. I just love split pea soup and only use the smoked hocks.  Yours looks perfect!  I believe the secret is to saute your veges as some people do not do this.  It seems to add some depth of flavour to the soup.  My secret ingredient for my soup is to add some chili flakes - not too much.  I also add garlic cloves and thyme, but the chili flakes really add to the flavour.  I have some now in the freezer I'm going to take out for lunch. 
     

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