This Swedish yellow pea soup is flavored with smoked ham!

Recipe For Whole Yellow Pea Soup

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  • 2 cups dry yellow split peas
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 smoked ham shank
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Cover the peas with at least 3 inches of cold water and soak overnight.

Drain the peas from the water. In a large kettle or stockpot, bring the chicken stock and peas to a hard boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the chopped onion and ham shank, and cook for an additional two hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove the ham shank before serving.