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                           HERBED SPLIT PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5                    Strips bacon
    1                    Onion, chopped
    1                    Carrot, diced
    3                    Ribs celery with leaves,
                         -chopped
    3       tb           Fresh parsley, minced
    1       tb           Fresh thyme, minced
    1       sm           Imported bay leaf
      1/4   ts           Dried rosemary
      1/2   lb           Split peas, picked over
    1       t            Worchestershire sauce
    6       c            Chicken broth
                         Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
    1       tb           Fresh chives, snipped, for
                         -garnish
 
   Blanch the bacon in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, pat dry on paper
  towel, and coarsely chop.  Place bacon in a large soup kettle, set over
 medium heat and cook, stirring, until the bacon turns a light golden
 color.   Add the chopped onion and stir-cook for 1 minute. Add the carrot
 and   stir-cook for 30 seconds; add the celery and stir-cook for 30
 seconds. Stir   in the parsley, thyme, bay leaf, rosemary, split peas,
 Worchestershire   sauce, and broth.  Bring to a boil, skimming the top as
 necessary. Boil for   1 minute then cover and simmer until the peas are
 tender, about 1 1/2   hours.  (Can be prepared in advance up to this
 point.) For serving, season   with salt and fresh pepper to taste. Ladle
 into warm bowls and top each   serving with snipped chives.      Makes 4
 generous servings.      [WASHINGTON POST  JAN 11, 1989] Posted by Fred
 Peters.
 
 
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