Pea and Ham Soup
This Pea and Ham Soup is tasty, hearty and filling, and so easy to make.
This Winter I’d really been craving soup and all it’s healing power as I had been battling the most annoying (and badly timed) head cold.
But I don’t get to make soup for the whole family all that often, because my son doesn’t like soup.
Isn’t it interesting how as mums, we tend to push our own needs to the side, in so many little ways without even realising we’re doing it.
But I digress …
So, when thinking of a soup I could make which might appeal to said child’s tastes, Pea and Ham soup sprang to mind.
When I broke the news to him that it would be soup for dinner, it was insisted upon that I make garlic bread to go with it, given the sacrifice he was making : )
And guess what?
That was the first time he happily polished off an entire bowl of soup! Acknowledging this himself!
Now I know the soup looks a bit orange for a Pea and Ham soup, but of course I’m always adding extra vegetables wherever I can, and in this case it was carrot.
- 500 grams split peas
- Sea salt
- Warm filtered water
- Yoghurt, 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery sticks, diced
- 1 potato or sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 kilo ham hock
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 6 cups water
- sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
- Soak the split peas in warm filtered water, sea salt and yoghurt for 6-8 hrs then rinse well.
- Heat oil on medium heat in a large pot and saute onion for a few minutes until the soften up
- Add garlic, carrot, celery and potato and sweat with the lid on for 5 minutes
- Pop in ham hock, chicken stock, water, bay leaf, sea salt and pepper and bring to boil
- Turn heat down, cover and simmer for around 2 hours or until peas are cooked and soup has thickened.
- Using tongs, remove hock and remove skin and fat and chop up the ham to use to top the soup.
- Blend remaining soup to your preferred consistency.
- Serve in bowls topped with chopped ham.
- Serve with garlic bread
- This recipe can be frozen.
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Here are some other delicious soup recipes you might like:
Chicken Noodle Soup
Spinach, Lentil and Lemon Soup
Cauliflower and Potato Soup
Pumpkin and Root Vegetable Soup
Indian Cauliflower, Potato and Mung Dhal Soup
Slow Cooked Lamb Shank and Barley Soup with Gremolata