Thursday, August 11, 2011
Spicy Semolina Butter Bean Split Pea Soup
Since my spine surgery I have been making some light and easy meals. I was desiring some soup but I did not know what I wanted. So I took a peek into my food storage and I noticed there were several split pea bags on my grain shelf...so I boiled a bag and I made some really good semolina butter bean split pea soup. It came out so good that I ate it for the next three days in a row. So here is my recipe with a little Caribbean flavor of course.
1 bag of split pea...(boiled well )
(after its cooked use only 1/2 of it for the soup)
1/2 c. semolina pasta
(I used the tomato, spinach and plain semolina mix)
2 table spoons of homemade sofrito
(1 onion, 8 sprigs of cilantro & 6 cloves pf garlic-crushed all ingredients in the blender...save leftover for any other meal needing a touch of spice & flavor)
1 can butter beans
3 envelopes of Jamon
1/2 envelope of Sazon
1 table spoon of garlic powder
a dash of crushed red peppers & black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
In a large soup pot por in all the ingredients and boil them until the soup is saucy. Serve with crackers or a nice grilled cheese sandwich... its delicioso.
From my Caribbean Vegan Kitchen to yours...SALUD!