Soup

Black Bean Soup

[expand title=’Ingredients’]3/4 lb. black beans
1 1/2 qt. cold water
2 oz. salt pork (optional)
3/4 lb. hamhock or bone of smoke ham
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 green peppers, chopped
1/2 c. bacon drippings or olive oil
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp. salt
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/4 c. vinegar[/expand]
Preparation:
Wash beans. Soak overnight. Add salt pork, ham hock and simmer over low heat. Saute onions, garlic, green pepper in bacon drippings until tender. Add to beans. Season with bay leaves, salt and oregano. Simmer until beans are tender and thick, approximately 3 hours. Add vinegar just before serving. Serve over rice with finely chopped onion on top.

Seafood Chowder

[expand title=’Ingredients’]4 tbsp. finely cut pork or bacon4 tbsp. minced onionLiquor from 2 (7 oz.) cans minced or
whole clams, lobster or other seafood
2 c. finely diced potatoes
1/2 c. boiling waterClams or other seafood from 2 (7 oz.)
cans
2 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper[/expand]

Preparation:
Cook slowly in kettle until fat begins to fry out: Add and cook over low heat until yellow: Add: Cook until potatoes are tender, 10 minutes (If potatoes are cooked, omit water). Just before serving, add: Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings. Note: butter may be used in place of pork or bacon.

Split Pea Soup

[expand title=’Ingredients’]2 parsnips
3 carrots
1 onion
1 lb. green split peas
3 qts. water
Salt& pepper
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 c. parsley[/expand]

Preparation:
Chop parsnips, carrots and onion. Rinse peas. Combine vegetables, peas and water in a soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Add 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and simmer, uncovered until thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar just before serving. Taste for seasoning. Scatter parsley over top. Fat – 2 grams, cholesterol – 6 grams, Calories – 247, sodium – 161 milligrams.

Chicken Noodle Soup

[expand title=’Ingredients’]2 skinless chicken breasts
1 c. noodles (use those made without egg yolks, if possible)
1/4 c. rice
Small onion, chopped fine
Mrs. Dash, black pepper and garlic to taste[/expand]

Preparation:
Cut chicken in bite size pieces. Put in soup pot with quart of water. Add the finely chopped onion and simmer for 20 minutes. Add noodles, rice and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 20 more minutes. May need to add more water depending on consistency desired. I like to add the rice to give the soup a little more body.

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