Yellow Split Pea Soup With Portuguese Smoked Linguica

“Yellow Split Pea Soup with bacon bits, Maui onions, garlic and Fresh Herbs. The soup is finished with Portuguese Style Ferandes Caseira; Smoked Linguica.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices maple bacon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium maui onion (Chopped)
  • 1 medium carrot (Chopped)
  • 1 serrano pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon winter savory (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano (Chopped)
  • 12 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 12 teaspoon celery salt
  • 12 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 lb Portuguese chourico (Smoked, Sliced)
  • 12 cup white wine (Portuguese, Vinho Verde)
  • 5 cups ham stock
  • 1 lb yellow split peas
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons chives (chopped)
  • 12 cup creme fraiche


  1. In a 5-quart Dutch Oven cook bacon crisp. Remove bacon and chop into bits. Reserve 2-tablespoons bacon grease.
  2. Add bay leaves, onion, carrot and Serrano pepper. Saute 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add garlic, fresh herbs, salt, celery salt, pepper, Linguica Smoked Sausage and sauté 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add Portuguese Wine (Vinho Verde) and reduce by one-half.
  5. Add ham stock, yellow split peas and bacon bits. Bring soup to a full boil and reduce to a simmer for 1-hour or until peas are done.
  6. The last 5-mimutes add chopped cilantro, chives and stir in crème fraiche.
  7. Remove the soup from stove and discard bay leaves. Puree with a hand blender or a food processor. Season soup with sea salt and white pepper to taste.
  8. Garnish soup with fresh chopped chives.

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