Pea and ham soup


You'll need

50 gm butter 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 (about 1.2kg) ham hock, cut into 3 pieces (ask your butcher to do this) 500 gm split green peas (see note) To serve: extra-virgin olive oil To serve: crusty wholegrain bread

Method

  • 01
  • Heat butter in a large saucepan over low heat, add onion and sauté for 12 minutes or until caramelised. Add ham hock and 3 litres cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1½ hours. Remove ham hock and set aside.
  • 02
  • Add split green peas to soup and simmer for 2 hours or until peas have dissolved and soup thickened. Season to taste with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • 03
  • Remove meat from hock, coarsely chop and add to soup. Ladle soup into bowls, drizzle with olive oil and serve with bread.

Note Split green peas are available from health food stores and select supermarkets.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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