Yellow Split Peas is a type of Pea that grows in Canada, primarily on the Prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Although, the Yellow Split Peas is not popular within the Canadian Cuisine or many other nationalities for that matter, it is a major part of the diet of the Caribbean and East Indians.
It is 1/4 of an inch in diameter. It is normally a whole pea that is split into two parts.
Here is a question, what is the big deal? According to me, it is a big deal when it comes to the splitting of the Pea because if you do not have the right machinery, instead of splitting the Pea, the Pea will be cracked with small pieces broken from the edges.
Consequently, when it is packaged into bags, many companies for weight purposes place the cracked peas into the packages.
The cracked pieces tend to break even further in the bag making the inside lining dusty, dirty and ugly in appearance.
Over 30 years ago, when I decided to market the Yellow Split Peas. I decided that prior to packaging to remove all the cracks and broken pieces. I went a step further and remove the dust by polishing.
What on earth does polishing the Peas mean?
The Peas are placed in a machine and brushes gently remove the excess dust without damaging the edges.
That is why when you purchase Mr. Goudas Yellow Split Peas you should take a photo before you consume them because they look so pretty.
Back to our information.
Now is the time to reveal cooking instructions which are very simple.
Basically, you rinse the Peas. Place in a pot, cover with water and boil until it almost forms a paste or is tender to your taste.
Is that not simple? You do not have to spend six years at Cooking School, neither do you have to have a Diploma. You only have to develop a taste for this type of Pea.
In addition to the dry format, I have developed Yellow Split Peas in the can
Most of the people have a preference for Chick Peas, Red or White Kidney Beans, Black Eye Peas, etc.
However, the Yellow Split Peas in a can was developed in such a way that upon opening the can, you will notice that the Peas are in a soft or maybe close to a pulp format.
The amount of salt is at a minimum and the only thing you have to do is to place the contents in a Blender until it becomes a paste.
Pour the paste into a dish and follow word by word these instructions.
Dice one Onion into very small pieces, no bigger than a quarter of an inch. Take 1 Celery Stalk, up to and including the leaves, wash and cut into small pieces. 2 cloves of Garlic, clean and cut into tiny pieces. A few leaves of Parley cut into small, small pieces. One blade of Green Onion (Chive) cut into very small pieces. A few slices of a Green Pepper cut into small pieces.
Mix the ingredients together and garnish the top of the Yellow Split Pea Paste.
Add the juice of 1/2 a Lemon and 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Of course, you know which Brand by now.)
When the decoration is complete, take a photo in high resolution and send a copy to all your friends. Because, after you try this dish you will all start singing:
O Canada, The Yellow Split Pea Land!
I created this recipe from scratch and calls it The Yellow Split Pea Delight.
Today, August 12, 2012 is the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London, England and Canada achieved very few medals.
Since the Yellow Split Pea has a beautiful golden colour, I want to encourage all potential future Olympic Athletes to familiarize themselves with this recipe the way I described so that they may become accustomed to golden colour and to instill the desire for additional Gold Medals in future Olympics.
How do you like that! Is this not a good reason to circulate this Recipe? Tell me the truth!
And upon further thought, maybe we should call this The Golden Dip.
Spyros Peter Goudas