“Polish Recipes” is the new series of the Lodz Post. In this edition, we will look at a dish that would keep you warm during the cold winter months “Split Pea and Sausage Soup”
12 ounces dried split peas
2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
16 ounces kielbasa sausage
1 cup chopped carrots
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1. Cut sausage into 1/4 inch cubes, reserving 1/4 of sausage. Place 1/4 sausage and half can of beef broth in blender. Puree
2. Pour 1 1/2 cans of beef broth in soup pot. Bring to simmering boil while adding diced onion and sausage cubes. Add puree, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Add sliced carrots and continue simmering for another 10 minutes
4. Rinse split peas and add to simmering pot. Simmer until peas are soft but NOT mushy. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.