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Moroccan Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup
(Mark del Gara'a)
Sweet and spicy, smooth and textured, this golden soup is quite special in its own right...besides being a traditional soup for Moroccan Jews to eat on the feast night of Rosh Hashana. Serve hot to 8 as the first course of a robust earthy meal. Also nice with a sandwich for lunch.
Garnish: minced parsley
In a large pot, bring the stock, split peas, and onion to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30-40 minutes. Stir in the oil, cinnamon, ginger, saffron, and squash cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer partially covered for about an hour, stirring occasionally. The squash will be beginning to fall apart and it and the peas will be tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls. Garnish each portion with minced parsley.