A couple of weekends ago we had friends round for dinner and I had cooked a huge joint of ham which to be honest could have fed an army. I saved the bone and the remaining ham knowing that I would be making a pea and ham soup at a later date. And that date was yesterday. I had come of nights and I really did not want to face a full on meal. We enjoyed our soup with huge slices of posh cheese n toast (recipe here).
Pea & Ham Soup
Ham Hock ( with remaining meat intact)
Small Bag of Frozen Peas (500mg)
1 Medium Onion diced.
1 Medium Carrot diced
1 Stick Celery diced
500 ml Chicken Stock
1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Add a drizzle of oil to a large dutch oven and saute the onion, carrot and celery until softened. Add the chicken stock and the ham hock and simmer for approx 20-25 minutes. Then remove the ham hock and pour in the bag of peas and parsley. Continue to simmer. Meanwhile cut of the remaining meat from the ham bone and dice. Puree the soup with a blender until desired thickness and then add the ham pieces. Season with salt and pepper and serve in huge bowls.