How to cook pea soup properly: the main trick

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Pea soup is a very satisfying and tasty dish that can be cooked with meat and smoked meat or without it at all. It's worth noting that peas are not only budget-friendly but also healthy, and pea soup is a real storehouse of minerals (potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine, and iron), vitamins (B, A, C, E, PP), and vegetable protein, which is essential for muscle tissue.

Why pea soup is useful

FoodOboz editorial team shares tips on how to properly prepare peas for soup and what to add to them.

How to cook peas properly

First of all, sort through the peas. Remove all debris and dark peas as they can spoil the taste and color of the dish. Be sure to wash the peas several times until the water runs clear.

Pea soup with smoked ribs

How long to soak peas for

Be sure to soak the peas in cold water for 5 hours, preferably overnight. This will significantly reduce the cooking time for soup and porridge.

Peas and vegetables for soup

What to add to make peas cook faster

If you want to reduce the time of cooking peas and there is no time to soak the peas for a long time, cooks advise adding baking soda. This will speed up the process.

The perfect proportions

Cooks advise adding 1 tsp of baking soda to the water and soaking the cereal for 30-90 minutes. Be sure to rinse the peas before cooking.

Baking soda for the dish

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