Rosemary adds a distinctive, earthy flavor to this wonderful split pea soup.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 leek, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 (10.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups green split peas
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
Place bacon in a large pot, and cook over medium heat until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot, and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Pour in chicken broth. Stir in split peas, bay leaves, and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover, and simmer until peas are cooked, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.