In his excellent version of the traditional Chilean stew porotos granados , chef Alex Aguilera uses kidney beans in place of the customary cranberry beans, then folds in fresh basil and a swirl of paprika oil. Click here to visit the new home of KitchenDaily!
Fact: Before this recipe, I had never made (or tasted!) split pea soup, nor had I ever bought the dried little peas from the supermarket, cute as they may be. Fact: Before this recipe, I had never made (or tasted!)
Heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, saute the aromatic ingredients in your soup pot to get this dish under way. Though we like the shape of fusilli, you can also make this soup with wide egg noodles, rotini, or even orzo.