Recipe: Regina's Split Pea Soup with Oven-Smoked Tomatoes

More

Smoked tomatoes are great for pasta sauces, coulis, or a winter salad. They can go into the freezer and be taken out to add flavor to a sauce or soup.

Oven-Smoked Tomatoes

Makes 48 quarters

    • 1 dozen Roma tomatoes, cut in quarters and placed on a rimmed baking sheet
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons liquid hickory smoke

Mix 1/2 cup of olive oil with 3 tablespoons of liquid hickory smoke and drizzle over cut roma tomatoes, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Bake at 250 degrees for 90 minutes.

Remove the tomatoes from the baking sheet and reserve the liquid to flavor the split pea soup.

Split Pea Soup

    • 1 medium white onion, pureed
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 16 ounces split peas
    • 8 cups water (add smoke-flavored tomato liquid from baking sheet)
    • oven-smoked tomatoes, to garnish soup
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano

Place four-quart soup pot over medium heat and melt butter then add onion puree and simmer for four minutes. Rinse split peas and add to onion and cover with water and tomato liquid. Cook over medium heat for one hour, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.

After 30 minutes of cooking, add garlic and oregano and cook for another 30 minutes.

Adjust seasoning (I like to add a few dashes of Tabasco sauce).

Serve in soup bowl and garnish with smoked tomato wedges in the center. Serve with bread sticks. Freeze any leftover tomatoes to add to a pasta sauce at a later date.

To read Regina's article about making a new kind of soup in the new year, click here.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of Regina's Table at Twin Oaks. More

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of two cookbooks: A Collection of Seasonal Menus & Recipes from Regina's Kitchen and Regina's Table at Twin Oaks.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Crazy Tech Idea Could Become Real?

"There could be great intelligence enhancements, like infinite memory."


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Health

From This Author

Just In