Split Peas with Anchovies, Bacon and Macaroni!! Yeah!


16 oz. package of dried split peas
2 oz. can of anchovies – in oil
1 bunch of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
4 stalks of celery – chopped
1 red onion – sliced
28 oz. can - crushed tomatoes
½ lb of bacon – sliced
1 cup water
Dashes of sea salt
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
Dashes of red pepper flakes
Dashes of dried oregano
Grated Romano cheese
Olive oil – for drizzling
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni

Heat a sauce pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic, parsley, onion, celery and anchovies. Mash the anchovies with a fork in the pan. Sauté until the onion is slightly soft and add the crushed tomatoes. Add the split peas and simmer. As the split peas absorb the sauce, add the water as needed.

Heat a frying pan, add the sliced bacon and cook the bacon until slightly crispy. Add the bacon to the split peas.

Simmer on low for about 1 ½ hours or until the split peas are tender.

When the split peas are tender, prepare the macaroni as directed.

In a serving dish drizzle a little olive oil and add the macaroni. Add the split peas and toss. Grate the Romano cheese on top and a little more olive oil and serve.

This is delicious and perfect with a beautiful side salad.

Enjoy with Love,

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