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                       SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH SPARERIBS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       lb           Spareribs
    8       c            Water
    1       lb           Yellow or green split peas
    2                    Celery stalks -- cut in chunks
    3                    Carrots -- cut in chunks
    4                    Leeks -- trimmed and diced
    1       t            Hickory smoked salt
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   ts           Ground thyme
    2                    Bay leaves
   10                    Parsley sprigs
   10                    Black peppercorns
 
   Combine spareribs and water in large kettle. Bring to
   boil. Rinse and drain peas and add to ribs along with
   celery, carrots, leeks, smoked salt, salt and thyme.
   Tie bay leaves, parsley and peppercorns in small
   square of cheesecloth and drop into soup. Cover,
   reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 hours or until soup is
   consistency of thin porridge. Add hot water from time
   to time if needed. Remove ribs from soup, strip meat
   off bones and return meat to soup. Adjust seasonings,
   if needed. Reheat if needed, remove bundle of herbs
   and ladle soup into hot bowls.
   
   (C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times
  
 
 
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