Creamy Pea and Barley Soup with Meat

hungarian recipes

 

cup

smoked neck bone meat shredded

16

ounces

dried split peas

lb

barley

1/2

cup

chopped shallots

1/2

cup

chopped carrots

cup

fresh celery hart

1

each

bay leaf

1/2

tsp

granulated garlic

1

medium

red onion, minced

1

teaspoon

thyme, crushed

1

teaspoon

Marjoram

cup

fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped

2

small

potatoes, scrubbed and diced

8

cups

water

cup

heavy cream

2

Tbs

butter melted

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

1

In a large pot, (9- to 10-qt) over medium-high heat cook the neck bone until the meat slipped of the bone about 40 minutes.

2

Remove the meat from the bones Shred the meat with forks and set aside.

3

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over moderately-low heat, add the onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes, and add to the some pot used to cook the meat.

4

Add the meat, butter, salt, pepper, garlic, peas, potato, barley, shallots, carrots, bay leaf, celery cloves, thyme, and marjoram.

5

Turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and simmer the soup at least 2 hours, until it is thickened and the peas are very tender.

6

Season to taste with additional sea salt and pepper.

7

Serve with a little cream and lots of roughly cut wheat croutons fried in olive oil, and tossed with garlic, sea salt and chopped parsley.

8

(For a leaner, vegetarian version you could omit the meat.)


Servings: 6

Yield: 6

Degree of Difficulty

Degree of Difficulty: Very Easy

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (61.4 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

590.21

Calories From Fat (20%)

118.42

% Daily Value

Total Fat 13.57g

21%

Saturated Fat 7.55g

38%

Cholesterol 40.06mg

13%

Sodium 808.35mg

34%

Potassium 1091.54mg

31%

Total Carbohydrates 95.59g

32%

Fiber 25.1g

100%

Sugar 21.68g

 

Protein 25.7g

51%

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