How to cook pea soup?

Soups are a must-have in every Russian family. How sometimes you want to try a delicious homemade borscht, cheerful chicken soup with asterisks, cabbage soup, solyanka, or hearty pea soup. Today we will reveal the secrets of cooking the last dish.

Before proceeding directly to the description of the pea soup recipes, let's say that different peas need to be soaked in a special way. In no case can not allow solid peas in the finished soup, otherwise it is spoiled! If you have purchased round whole peas, then you need to soak it for at least 5 hours, you can even leave it overnight. If you have peas in halves and you do not achieve the result of the puree soup, then you should not soak the ingredient for a long time. Let it be 3-4 hours.

How to cook pea soup with smoked meats

This soup is good in any variation, but it is especially tasty due to smoked meats. The first and most popular recipe will be exactly that.

We will need:

  • water - 2 l
  • smoked pork ribs - 500 gr
  • potatoes - 5-6 pieces
  • peas - 250 gr
  • carrots - 2 pieces
  • vegetable oil - 2st.l.
  • Bay leaf
  • crackers
  • pepper, salt

Preparation: Soak the peas in advance for about 5 hours. Pour cold water into the pan, put smoked ribs in the same place. Wait for the boiling water, and then boil for 40 minutes. Do not be lazy and after this time, strain the meat broth, and then put it on the stove again. Immediately place the soaked peas in it, boil for about 1 hour. Slice all the vegetables and fry in a pan with vegetable oil. And 20 minutes before the end of cooking pea soup, place the contents of the pan in the pan. At the same time, salt and pepper almost ready soup. You may ask why crunches? They are well served already to the table along with pea soup.

How to cook pea cream soup with bacon

Soup without meat is not a soup. Lunch should always be satisfying. But to diversify pea soup can be the following simple version of its preparation.

We will need:

  • peas - 250 gr
  • Bacon (can be brisket) - 300 gr on 2.5 liters of water
  • carrots - 1 pc
  • onions - 1 pc
  • butter
  • salt, spices

Preparation: Pre-soak the peas for about 5 hours under the lid. Boil it in the same water (cooking time is 1 hour).While peas are boiling, finely chop the onion and grate the carrot on a coarse grater. In butter, fry the onions and carrots together. Add them to the peas 15 minutes before cooking, salt and pepper. Then cut the bacon in either cubes or strips, and fry in butter. Peas, vegetables and liquid in the pan should be mixed using a blender to get the soup-puree. Then put bacon to the pea soup and bring it to a boil. The dish is ready!

How to cook a delicious pea soup with chicken

The most economical and easiest way to cook pea soup - with chicken! Why not? You can take any part of the chicken: chicken leg, fat thighs, lean breast fillets or the usual soup set. Pea soup with chicken will appeal to you and your kids!

We will need:

  • peas - 250 gr
  • chicken (any part) - 500 grams per 3 liters of water
  • 3-4 pieces of potatoes
  • onions - 1 pc
  • carrots - 1 pc
  • garlic, salt, pepper

Preparation: Pre-soak the peas for about 5 hours or overnight. Then start cooking peas in water. After 30 minutes, add a clove of garlic. Garlic is recommended to squeeze out, although someone prefers not to add this ingredient to the soup at all.Immediately place the chicken in a saucepan, salt and pepper the water. After, slowly, chop finely onions, grate the carrots on a coarse grater and fry them in vegetable oil. Add vegetables to the soup. The final step will be cleaning the potatoes. It should be cut into cubes and put in a pan with pea soup 10 minutes after zazharki (onions with carrots). A tasty dish will be ready in about 20 minutes. But better willingness to check the status of peas. It should be slightly boiled.

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