Creole Split Pea Soup


I recently made Cajun red beans and rice and it was the first time that I had had andouille sausage and I was quite taken by it and anxious to use it again. Given the chilly weather I was thinking tha...

What you will need

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 pound andouille sausage (cut into small pieces)

1 cup onion (diced)

1/2 cup celery (diced)

1/2 cup green pepper (diced)

4 cloves garlic (chopped)

6 cups ham broth or chicken broth or chicken stock

1 1/2 cups yellow split peas

1 ham hock

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon thyme

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper to taste


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