Spicy Split Pea Soup

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Fair Earth Bazaar at the Mercy Center in Madison. One of the things I picked up was Split Pea Soup Mix. I was getting ready to make the soup this weekend and noticed the second item listed on the spice pack was garlic powder. There were only 4 other ingredients in the pack so I figured there had to be probably more garlic in there than I would care for. So I went to my spice cabinet and pulled out all the other listed ingredients and added them. Curry, Coriander and crushed red pepper. Then I prepared the soup according to the package.

1 package of Split Peas, about 13 oz.

4 cups chicken broth

4 cups of water

2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup diced onion

2 tsp. curry
1 tsp. coriander
1/4 crushed red pepper
Salt to taste

Wash and drain peas. Add peas to chicken broth and water. Simmer uncovered 1 hour. Saute onions in butter until onions are translucent. Add spices. Simmer for 20 minutes more and serve.
We added some bacon to the soup but it really would have been okay without it.

Also started the No-Knead Bread on Sunday and baked it last night. Perfect.

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