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                           POPEYE'S SWEE'PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup                             Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10       c            Water
    3 1/4                (1 1/2 lb) dried green
                         -split peas
    1       lg           Red onion, diced
      1/2   lb           Diced yam, unpeeled
    3       lg           Stalks chopped celery,
                         -include finely chopped
                         -leaves
    1       lb           Finely chopped fresh
                         -spinach
    1       lg           Cloves garlic, pressed or
                         -minced
    2       ts           Crumbled basil leaf
    2       c            Shelled fresh peas or 1 10
                         -oz. pkg. frozen peas,
                         -rinsed under hot
                         -water  to thaw
    3       tb           Tamari
    3       tb           Light molasses, to taste
                         -(not blackstrap)
    2       ts           SPIKE to taste
 
   In 6 or 8 qt. pot bring water, split peas, onion, yam,
   and celery to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered
   about 30 min. Add spinach, garlic and basil. Bring to
   boil again. Reduce heat and simmer 25-35 min.
   
   Note: I'm not sure where this recipe came from, but
   the original called for 3 Tbs. olive oil to be added
   to the water in the very beginning. The actual name is
   POPEYE'S SWEE'PEA WITH OLIVE OYL ...and it is said to
   contain all of Popeye’s favorite - sweet peas, yams (
   “ I yam what I yam”), olive oil and of course spinach.
   :)
  
 
 
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