Easy, straightforward recipe. Needs some salt and pepper added to taste at the end. I wonder if the people who ended up with watery soup covered the pots while cooking the peas and barley. I simmered both with out the lids and the liquid reduced perfectly.
Jan 23, 2015, 22:00
agreed, too much water. I ended up seasoning with ham base and added some inst mashed potatoes to thicken it up. Next time less water, and up the broth - 4 cups total. I will make this again and add some cubed ham
Jan 23, 2015, 22:00
Have not had the original but this was great. Todd always does a great job.
Jan 4, 2015, 22:00
I thought this tasted so close, and home made is SO much better!!! In answer to watery, it's only watery until you put the cooked barley in & letting it sit is what helps it thicken. Mine was excellent, thick & everyone loved it!
Sep 11, 2014, 22:00
I agree with the other reviewer that 6 c water is too much for the split peas. Or maybe it's the brand of peas I used...no matter, I ended up with a flavorless soupy mess. Might try one more time with less liquid.
Jul 24, 2014, 22:00
If you soak peas in water for a couple of hours even the night before you cook it will need soooo much less time to cook it...about 20-25 minutes only... do it with lentil, yellow peas, beans, etc too...
Great recipe however I added chicken stock instead of vegetable and saut_ed my in ions and garlic. I also threw in a ham hock, it's a great recipe!
Oct 28, 2013, 22:00
This was easy and very tasty. I did saut_ the celery, onions and garlic before I put them in and i ran out of split peas so I used about a half cup legumes for the amount I was short. Very good and will definitely make again.
Jul 27, 2013, 22:00
Love this recipe, but I take a few short cuts. I saut_ the veggies in olive oil first, until the onions are translucent, add the garlic for a few moments, and then throw in the peas and barley. After that, I add a quart of veggie broth and 6-8 cups of water (I normally start with 6 and then add more as needed). I add more salt than the recipe calls for and it comes out great, but I don't need two pots and can avoid draining the barley.
I made this recipe just as written and it was excellent. I was surprised at how flavorful it was without ham! This is a keeper - simple and delicious!