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Split-Pea Soup With Shiitake And Star Anise

Split-Pea Soup With Shiitake And Star Anise Recipe

  • ¾ ounce dried shiitake (about 10 small)
  • 2 whole star anise “flowers”
  • 2 cups boiling water, plus 4 cups additional water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (Loriva brand roasted is especially good)
  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced (keep white and green parts separate)
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • 1½ cups split peas, picked over and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5-inch chunk fresh ginger (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 to 3 cups loosely packed watercress leaves (from 1 average bunch)
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce (Shoyu or Tamari)
  • 1½ to 3 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted black sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515kcal (26%)
Total Fat 6g (10%)
Saturated Fat 1g (5%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Total Carbohydrate 86g
Dietary Fiber 29g
Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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