Both the table counterpart and I grew up eating from their wide variety of soups. Sadly, the store closed and all that is left is a memory of what this hearty soup used to taste like. After a few iterations, Sun Harvest Lentil Soup was formed.
Smoked Pork Ham Hock, diced
Salt & Pepper
We have found over time, one-third cup per person works best to allow for ample dinner bowls and some leftovers. Use equal parts for all ingredients except bay leaf and chicken broth. To a large dutch oven, saute onions with diced ham hocks. Add split peas, lentils, barley, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and chicken broth to cover with one inch of space above ingredients. Cook for 15 minutes, add carrots and celery and cook until barley is tender. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking on bottom adding water or chicken stock as needed.
Scaled for Likability: Great
Soul warming, heart filling. Ok, well stomach filling. It is the perfect soup for cold winter days with some extra butter crunchy bread slices. It is the perfect soup any time but it is just too hot to eat it without AC kitchens.
Great today, better tomorrow, best two days from now if it could just last that long in the fridge. Can be made without meat and is equally as good, too.