Soupe Aux Pois Beauceons (Pea Soup, Beauce Style) Recipe

Step 1

Soak peas for at least 8 hours or overnight in water to cover; drain. Heat butter in a large, heavy pot and saute onion and leek until tender. Add peas, ham, salt pork (in one piece), garlic, water and salted herbs. Bring quickly to a boil, lower heat, partly cover, and cook gently for 2 to 3 hours or until peas are tender. Stir occasionally during cooking, adding more water if necessary. Remove salt pork, cut in small pieces, then return to soup. May be frozen.

Source: A Taste of Quebec by Julian Armstrong Posted by Linda Davis

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Dried white pea beans
  • 2tb Butter
  • 1/2c Onion, chopped
  • 1/4c Leek, chopped, white part
  • -only
  • 1/4c Smoked ham, plus ham bone
  • 1/2lb Salt pork
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 8c Cold water
  • 2tb Salted herbs, rinsed in cold
  • -water

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