Split Peas

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 5-8
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

2 cans of split peas (24oz)
2 cans of water (24 oz)
1 Maggi chicken buoillon
A pinch of freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of white vinegar
2 tablespoon of olive oil

5 strips of bacon or smoked pancetta cut into pieces
1/2 of a small onion
2 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon of oregano
2-3 sprigs of cilantro
2 twigs of thyme
1 aji gustoso
Salt (optional)


TIP: Drain some of the bacon oil, if too much
TIP: You can chop the herbs, instead of blending the last ingredients 

Blend the last 5 ingredients in a blender or chop them

In a pot, sauté the bacon or pancetta until crispy.  Remove from pot and set aside

Then saute the herbal blend or chopped herbs, bacon or pancetta, black pepper and tomato paste for 1-2 minutes. Then add the peas and saute for 1-2 minutes

Add water, chicken buoillon and vinegar and cook for  15-20 minutes

Serve with white rice