Introduction: Newfoundland Pea Soup With Dumplings

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Pea Soup is a Saturday tradition on the boats here in Newfoundland. Some people would get confused on what day it is if the soup is not on when it's supposed to be. The Dumplings are also called "dough B'y's" if you're ever in Newfoundland and wondering what it is called. If you don't have access to salt beef you can substitute ham bone for it. I hope you enjoy making this and let me know how it works out for you in the comments below. Please subscribe to my channel so I can keep making even better videos. Also like and share this video if you enjoy it. I will be publishing great recipes every chance I get. I'm back offshore so if you wanna see more videos you're just gonna have to get more people watching for me please.

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Step 1: Ingredients

For the Soup

  • 1 lb salt beef (soaked overnight)
  • 250g split peas
  • 1/2 a medium turnip
  • 1/2 a large onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 or 4 ribs of celery
  • 4 L of Water
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

For Your Dumplings

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cups milk

Step 2: Cut the Beef

Dice up your beef and trim all the fat and bones off. Toss it in a medium soup pot. Place in your bay leaf if you choose.

Step 3: Add Peas & Water

Add your split peas and pour 4L of water over it. Then lay it on the stove uncovered at high heat to bring to a boil. Stir occasionally so the peas don't stick.

Step 4: Chop and Stir

In the meantime dice up all your veggies. after about 1 1/2- 2 hours toss in the diced vegetables and bring to a boil again.You may need to add more water so it doesn't stick and burn. let it cook for another 40 minutes or so.

Step 5: Now for the Dumplings

Whisk together in a bowl the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Step 6: Add Butter

Add the butter and whisk again until the mixture resembles course crumbs.

Step 7: Pour Milk

Next pour in the milk and switch to a rubber spatula to mix it all together and a soft dough forms.

Step 8: Pinch & Drop in Soup

Pinch off small chunks of the dough and drop them into the boiling pea soup. Cover the pot and remove it from the heat and let the dumplings cook for 20 minutes.

Step 9: Season & Serve

Remove the cooked dumplings and add pepper to taste then serve.