There are meals for every occasion, recipes for every moment of life. Yesterday, I was at the wedding of my cousin Fedwa. It was a beautiful day of conviviality and joy. We shared the happiness of the bride and the groom, we talked with friends and new people, and of course, as true Moroccan and French citizens, we ate. Yes we ate a lot of good and tasty food, from Morocco and from France. Parties, we love and enjoy them. But there are the days after…
On these days, you ask yourself what you can possibly eat. Preferably something healthy and that does not require much effort. This is the question I asked myself this morning. I therefore thought about a soup, a ‘velouté’. One vegetable, a few spices and herbs, and a mixer. This is a method I have been using for many years now. But the problem was that my fridge was empty. So I took a look into my kitchen closet to see if there was some buried treasure there. Good news: I found some split peas!
It was therefore the perfect opportunity to make a classic Moroccan soup, often served in greasy spoons. This soup is warming, even comforting I would say. In Morocco, those who go to work early in the morning appreciate it at breakfast. If you are not fond of dried peas, you can still do this recipe with frozen peas.
Long and happy life to the bride and the groom!
Creamy Split Pea soup
10 oz / 300 g split peas
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
Soak the split peas in a large volume of lukewarm water, at least one hour before cooking (it makes it more digestible). Drain.
Pour the split peas in a large saucepan. Add the peeled garlic cloves and oil. Brown a few minutes over low heat. Cover with lukewarm water and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, over low heat. While cooking, add water if the water reduces too much. Do not add salt. At the end, you should see that the peas could be easily crushed with a spoon.
Let cool a little, then mix either with a hand blender inside the saucepan or in a food processor. Add salt and serve in small bowls with a drizzle of virgin oil, paprika and cumin.
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