Monday, January 24, 2011

Healthy Yellow Split Pea Dish

To accompany the ever so tasty Panko Parmesan Chicken  I made this filling and very healthy side dish.  I can't take any credit for this dish because I directly copied it due to the odd fact that I have never actually made split peas.  Also I was reading all about split peas and they are so high in protein and fiber with a low calorie count and when is that not an awesome thing? oh that's right never.  I also want to note that this can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken.  So here it is:

From Kalyns Kitchen
Serves 4-6

The Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups yellow split peas
4 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Pepper to taste

The Process
1.  In medium to large saucepan heat up olive oil over medium heat.  When hot add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2.  Next add the yellow split peas to the saucepan and make sure they are coated with garlic and oil.

3.  Add chicken stock to saucepan and bring to a boil, then set to simmer.  Cover and simmer for about 30-45 minutes of until done (should be a little liquid left when done).

4.  When done cooking add lemon juice, lemon zest, ginger, and black pepper.  Mix well and serve.

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