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                    Habitant Pea Soup (Quebec Pea Soup)
 Recipe By     :  “The Multicultural Cookbook for Students,” 
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews                    Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   10      cups          Water
    2                    Bay leaves
    2      cups          split peas -- yellow
    1                    Onion -- finely chopped
    2                    Carrots -- grated
    2      cups          ham -- diced smoked
    1      cup           celery with leaves -- finely- chopped
                         Salt and pepper to taste
 EQUIPMENT:  large saucepan with cover, mixing spoon.
 1. Heat water and peas in saucepan over high heat.  Bring to a boil for
 minutes, remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 1 hour.
 2. Add salt pork or smoked ham, ham hock, bay leaves, onion, carrots,
 celery to pea mixture and bring to boil over high heat.  Reduce and 
 simmer, cover and cook for about 1-1/2 hours until peas are tender, 
 stirring frequently.  If necessary, skim off fat.  If using salt pork, 
 remove form soup, cut into small pieces, and return to soup. Remove ham 
 hock and discard.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
 Yield: 10 servings
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 NOTES : SERVE; hot in individual bowls. Pass saltines or crusty bread
        From:  “The Multicultural Cookbook for Students,”  Albyn & Webb, 
        ORYX Press, 1993.
        Posted by Bud Cloyd
        Where I grew up in Eastern Canada, this was called affectionately 
        “Quebec Pea Soup”,  it is a great soup.