Pea & Ham Soup


 

 

Ingredients

  • 500g  dried split green peas
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 smoked ham hock or smoked bacon bones
  •  Water (about 5 cups)
  • Cream (optional)

Method

Place the peas in a large bowl and give them a little wash

Put  the peas, onion, carrot, ham hock or bacon bones into a large pot & add water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer & simmer for about 2 hours, stirring every now and then.

Remove the ham hock from the soup then remove the skin & discard, shred the meat set aside.

Using a stick blender, blitz the soup until smooth. Taste for seasoning & adjust to taste, I find the ham hocks salty enough so I don’t add any salt.

Ladle into bowls & top with the shredded  ham.

Drizzle with a little cream if you like.

Note: You can buy the smoked ham hocks & bacon bones from your deli.

This soup can be frozen for about a month in airtight containers.

This soup thickens alot when cooled, I always add a little water to it when re heating.

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