Cozy Pea Soup with Smoked Pork Ribs for Chilly Evenings











Dive into a bowl of warmth with this Cozy Pea Soup featuring Smoked Pork Ribs. Packed with protein, flavorsome peas, and tender pork ribs, this dish is a perfect pick for those chilly evenings, ready in just 45 minutes.


Step 1: Preparing the Ribs

The journey of making this heartwarming pea soup begins with the pork ribs. Start by placing these ribs into cold water. This process not only cleans the ribs but also prepares them for a gradual cooking process. Slowly bring them to a boil, ensuring the essence of the pork infuses into the water, creating a rich base for our soup.
Pro Tip: Starting with cold water helps to gently cook the ribs, retaining their tenderness.

Step 2: Incorporating the Vegetables

After the ribs have begun their flavor infusion, it's time to add depth to the soup with peas, browned onion, diced carrots, and a sprinkle of black pepper. The peas, rich in nutrients, will swell and soften, absorbing the savory notes from the ribs. Simmer these together on a low flame for about 1.5 hours, allowing the vegetables to tenderize fully and meld their flavors with the pork.
Pro Tip: Browning the onion before adding it to the soup enhances the overall depth of flavor.

Step 3: The Final Touches

As our soup nears completion, we introduce bay leaves and caraway seeds for an aromatic lift, followed by diced potatoes for a hearty body. After an additional 15 minutes of boiling, the soup thickens, potatoes tenderize, and it's time for the pièce de résistance: crispy fried bacon crumbled on top. This final touch adds a delightful crunch and a smoky layer, contrasting beautifully with the soup’s rich and creamy texture.
Pro Tip: Adding the bacon at the end maintains its crispy texture.