Made this overnight following the directions almost exactly (didn't really measure the marjoram or ginger--just eyeballed those). I put it in the slow cooker overnight on low for 8 hours + 2 hours on warm and when I checked it this morning, it wasn't at all the consistency of split pea soup. The peas still have crunch to them, so maybe it's just my slow cooker (cuisinart), but I'll be putting this back on high when I get home from work to hopefully break down the peas some more so it's actually a hearty, "creamy" soup. The flavor right now is fantastic though!
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
From EatingWell: January/February 2012
This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.
16 Reviews for Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
Really flavorful soup. It did n' t cook to my liking in the crock pot on high for 5 hours, so I transferred it to a regular pot and simmered it on the stove until the peas were nice and mushy, about another hour. I also added 2 cups of diced potatoes at this point. I will make this again.
Followed the recipe with two exceptions, added 2 minced cloves of garlic & 1 additional cup of water with 1 tsp. ham base. After tasting, am glad I did NOT add a ham hock as it would have made it too fatty. Made this special for my Swedish mother who is receiving chemo treatments and need high protein healthy meals. Very colorful and flavorful!
I really liked this, and it's even better the next day. I read through the comments and still didn't bother pre-cooking the veggies. However, I used a 1-pound bag of peas which wasn't quite enough. The recipe calls for 3 cups, and that's probably a bit more (it would be nice if the recipe was built around standard package sizes, but that's just me). I kept the other ingredients at their measurements, and threw in a smoked ham shank for flavor. It's very flavorful on its own. There was more liquid than I needed because of the amount of peas used, but when it cooled I was able to skim off nearly a cup of clear liquid and that helped.
I am not a pea soup fan and my husband is so I was happy to find a soup I would enjoy too. I use leftover ham bones to make it and it is always yummy. I love being able to make things in crock pot. Set it and forget it. You will not be disappointed.