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Split Pea Irish Stew


Split Pea Irish Stew

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Author: www.DrFuhrman.com
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The cabbage, potatoes and pickling spice in this hearty stew provide flavors reminiscent of St. Patrick's Day.

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Ingredients:

6 cups water
1 cup dry green split peas
2 cups chopped turnips
3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
3 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
3 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest or other no-salt seasoning, adjusted to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 tablespoons pickling spice (placed inside cheesecloth)
1 medium green cabbage, cut into small wedges

Instructions:

Place all ingredients, except pickling spice and cabbage, in a large soup pot. Place pickling spice on a piece of cheesecloth (or in a tea bag that has been emptied) and tie tightly with string. Add cheesecloth bag to ingredients in pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove spice bag and discard. Add cabbage and continue to simmer partially covered, for an additional 20 minutes or until cabbage and split peas are tender, stirring occasionally.

Note: Pickling spice without added sulfites can be found in health food stores or ordered on line. You can also make your own: combine 2 dried crushed bay leaves, 2 whole cloves, 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds, 1/2 tablespoon peppercorns, 1 teaspoon whole allspice, 1 teaspoon dill seeds, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken in pieces,

Calories 404; Protein 21 g; Carbohydrates 83 g; Total Fat 1.8 g; Saturated Fat 0.3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 246 mg; Fiber 26.6 g; Beta-Carotene 4062 ug; Vitamin C 132 mg; Calcium 246 mg; Iron 5.4 mg; Folate 309 ug; Magnesium 152 mg; Zinc 2.9 mg; Selenium 4.1 ug

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Douglass

03/16/2007 09:16 PM

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This is absolutely delicious. Didn't have the pickling spices, which are similar to the spices one would use in a New England Boiled Dinner (corned beef and cabbage). I will make this dish all year 'round.

Douglass, NC

PERU

03/17/2007 03:53 PM

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I,too rate this a success. I didn't have the pickling spices might like to try them when I find them. It tasted very good

Raven

04/08/2007 08:13 PM

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This is excellent! I am making my third batch.

Mary Barth

04/21/2007 01:56 PM

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Very good - we doubled the recipe and it came out great

LauraD

03/18/2010 12:15 PM

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This is a great recipe; it looks simple and ordinary but has surprisingly great flavor. My kids even love it. This is my 4th year making it. (The pickling spices are worth finding). I'm not sure how to adjust the rating, so I'll say it here - 5 stars!

LauraD

03/18/2010 12:16 PM

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This is a great recipe; it looks simple and ordinary but has surprisingly great flavor. My kids even love it. This is my 4th year making it. (The pickling spices are worth finding). I'm not sure how to adjust the rating, so I'll say it here - 5 stars!

casinera

10/16/2010 08:50 PM

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I really like this recipe. I bought a metal teaball to put the pickling spices in. (I'm checking with Dr. F on this but I think it is safe.)

Blue Butterfly

01/11/2011 10:25 PM

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A little bland for my family, but I like it. Leftovers are good too. I didn't add any pickling spices.
This comment was last edited on 01/19/2011 02:36 PM

LMan

03/01/2011 01:25 PM

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This was simple and very tasty. A nice change from some of the other dishes I've been having. The only thing I'm not sure I did right, was in using the dried green peas, are you supposed to soak them before using them in the recipe? I didn't and the peas were rather hard. I think I would prefer them softer. Still, a very tasty dish and will become a staple at my house.

Tom Aytch

03/16/2011 04:45 PM

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Good recipe, poor instructions. No mention of adding water and the peas need to be soaked or pre-cooked before adding the remainder. Also, the terms 'simmer' and 'simmer uncovered' are used. I wasn't sure if to cover or not when simmer was used... (I did cover though) rookie cook, TH

sonjalovas

03/21/2011 10:09 AM

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I really enjoyed this stew. It made a lot so I had plenty of left over's for lunch. A quick way to soften the split peas is to bring the place the peas in half the water called for then bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let cool. They are soft and ready to use by adding the remaining ingredients. If you don't like the pickling spice, don't bother making it. That's where the flavor comes from. This was a great replacement for the corned beef brisket I used to make to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and I liked it even better!

Alissa

04/05/2011 05:18 AM

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I found the flavor quite subtle but still good. I couldn't find any pickling spices so I made my own off an Internet recipe. I was pleasantly surprised to find I already had all the spices on hand. I added a bit of smoked chipotle to give it a mild spice and it goes really well! I also pre-soaked the green peas and made sure to cook the stew til they were mushy.

Jeff

03/18/2012 09:34 AM

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Liked this one.

Karen Rose

11/10/2013 09:24 AM

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Very tasty. Needed a little zip, so added some red pepper flakes to it.
I did not have any pickling spice but found several recipes for making your own by Googling it.
I would cook the peas with the onion and garlic for and hour and then add the other vegetables for the last 30 to 40 minutes so they don't overcook.

Karen Rose

11/10/2013 09:24 AM

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Very tasty. Needed a little zip, so added some red pepper flakes to it.
I did not have any pickling spice but found several recipes for making your own by Googling it.
I would cook the peas with the onion and garlic for and hour and then add the other vegetables for the last 30 to 40 minutes so they don't overcook.