Tekoa Split Pea – Large

$ 6.95

Product Description

The Tekoa Split pea is your all around traditional split pea and ham soup that grandma used to make. Read the ingredient list and you’ll see that there is not much in this soup, it’s the wholesome, quality ingredients that make is to delicious

Ingredients: Split peas, dehydrated celery, dehydrated carrots, onion, herbs & spices, Real salt™ & pepper. Contains no artificial flavors, preservatives or added M.S.G

Large Soup Directions, For Small Soups Cut Measurements in Half

You will need:
Ham bone, ham chunks, or bacon (optional)

Includes:
Pea & celery mix
1 Spice packet

Directions: In 3 or 4 quart sauce pan add 8 cups water, seasoning packet, peas, ham bone, or desired meat, cover. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, cover, reduce temperature to low. Stir occasionally to keep from scorching, simmer for 50 minutes, or until peas are done. Salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking Variations:
Peas do not require soaking before cooking. Add a pinch of Thyme right before serving. Add one cup of cream or milk for a creamier flavor and texture. Top with sour cream and chives. Can also add Kielbasa, ground turkey or beef. Salt and pepper to taste.

Vegetarian:
Prepare without meat. Use 15-oz. vegetable broth and reduce water by two cups. If desired add meat substitute.

Legume Hints & Nutrition:
The USDA recommends that adults eat three cups of beans or legumes per week for the maximum health benefit. Legumes are naturally low in total fat, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, and potassium.

Tidbits of History

In 1875, a trading post was opened to serve the nearby reservation in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Daniel Truax, a sawmill operator who learned the railroad was coming, decided to plat a town sight and his wife suggested the name Tekoa, a biblical term meaning City of Tents. One of the regions first cold storage and seed pea operations developed creating jobs for about 50 women. The women sorted and packaged locally grown peas and peas shipped in from California.

Tekoa was on the main rail line to Spokane, and it thrived as a grain and apple shipping center. In 1908, the Milwaukee Railroad laid its transcontinental rails through the town, this contributed to Tekoa’s prosperity.

Beginning in 1888, the Union Pacific Railroad built a round house, machine shop, coal bunker, and district administration headquarters, this created jobs for one out of every four households. By 1920, the railroads dominance began to decline. In 1950, The Milwaukee had dropped its Tekoa operations and the Union Pacific moved its crew to Spokane. The railroad still moves grains and agricultural chemicals through Tekoa, but now the old depot is a farm store and the large steel train trestle mainly symbolizes the communities former dependence on the railroad.

Even More Tidbits of History
Peas probably originated in northwest Asia. They have been found in caves in Thailand that date back over 11,000 years. They dry naturally by the late summer sun and are commonly found split which reduces cooking time. The peas are split during processing and sorting when they are bombarded against a baffler which causes them to split in two.

Green split peas are most common to Americans but yellow peas are also grown in the Palouse region of the United States. The yellow peas are consumed mostly in Scandinavia and taste slightly different than the green pea.

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