September 22, 2008

Sweet Potato-Split Pea Soup

Sweet Potato-Split Pea Soup

My first experience with split pea soup will definitely be my last after trying this pot of grossness. Don't get me wrong, I like peas, and I love sweet potatoes...but this was just horrible. I almost wonder if the color had something to do with it, which wasn't a bright, vibrant green...but a murky, vomit-colored green (okay, now I've probably killed this for everyone). As I expected, the miso added a nice savory saltiness, but on the other hand, I think the choice of herb used in this dish (tarragon) was a wrong one. The soup had a sweetness to it, and something about the tarragon just did not go well with that. I'm very mad at myself (for experimenting, I guess), but I threw the whole pot away after taking the photo. Sad, sad, sad. And to think, I ran around the city for two days looking for yellow miso (which of course now I have a full tub of).

Make again? Never. Split pea soup has been eternally ruined for me.




Sweet Potato-Split Pea Soup
Vegetarian Times, October 2005

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