German Style Pea Soup

German Style Pea Soup

Recipe for German Style Pea Soup for 6/8 servings

This makes for a real hearty winter Saturday lunch, serve with mashed potatoes or just thick chunks of fresh bread!

Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Meat: 2 slices thick streaky bacon, finely chopped; 4 thick pork steaks cut into chunks; 1 med size Bratwurst [German sausage] thickly sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 small celeriac, peeled and finely chopped
Freshly milled salt to taste
2 tbsp. flour
1 bunch parsley, 6 x Sprigs fresh thyme, 2 x bay leaves tied together with kitchen string
1 lb. green split peas, rinsed and drained
2 pints chicken stock – [Knorr preferred,1 stock cube]
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:

• Heat the oil in a large pan and add the pork steak chunks and brown either side, add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon and pork to paper towel with a slotted spoon, set aside.
• Add onions, celery, carrots, and celeriac and season with black pepper and salt, stirring occasionally, until soft- approx 10 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for further 3 mins.
• Add tied herbs to the pot with peas and cover with chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat and simmer, covered with a lid until peas are very tender – appro 1 hour. Remove from the heat and discard herbs.
• Stir pork, bacon and German sausage into soup, season with salt and pepper, and ladle soup into bowls.

Serve with your Hans Lang Rheingau Barrique Pinot Noir 2005 and really enjoy this banquet, in front of the television for a ‘Saturday sport treat’ or round the table with friends!

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