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What seasoning in this soup?

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nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 12:17:14

Started a split pea soup in the slow cooker. Lovely colour, good texture. Coming along nicely. Bit bland though. What seasoning?

ByTheSea Sat 20-Oct-12 12:19:09

Bay Leaves and thyme

NotGeoffVader Sat 20-Oct-12 12:19:49

Mint and some grated apple to give it a 'lift'.

Scootergrrrl Sat 20-Oct-12 12:20:51

Mace or nutmeg and then finish off with bacon. Yummy!

nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 12:24:49

Some very different responses. It's got some thick cut bacon in it. Tempted by the spice but also by the more traditional bay leaves. Will go and taste again.

NotGeoffVader Sat 20-Oct-12 12:38:16

If it's got bacon, why not go for some bay leaves, oregano and a little bit of chopped sundried tomato to give it a bit more 'meatiness'?

(I'm veggie, so was basing my first comment on a soup I made some time ago, but sundried toms are quite succulent and add depth to flavour)

nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 12:41:13

I have done thyme, marjoram and salt and pepper. Have no sundried tomatoes. Would ordinary ones work? Or would they just add a sort of sliminess?

NotGeoffVader Sat 20-Oct-12 12:43:48

I don't think ordinary would have the same effect - if you have tomato puree you could try that, but to be honest, the herbs sound pretty good as they are. smile

nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 12:48:44

It's tasting better already. Thanks everyone.

nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 13:38:19

Totally delicious. Have eaten two bowls. Anyone want some?

buryburybury Sat 20-Oct-12 13:39:01

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nkf Sat 20-Oct-12 13:44:49

I like the idea of ginger and nutmeg and all those sort of North African flavours. I think I might go with that next time.

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