Pea and Ham Soup | Centenary Nannies and Babysitters

Keep warm this winter with this delicious Pea and Ham Soup recipe that even the kids will enjoy! It will soon become a family favourite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups green split peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, trimmed, chopped
  • 1 brown onion, halved, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700g ham or bacon hocks
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread, to serve

 

Method:

Step 1  Rinse split peas under cold running water until water runs clear. Drain.

Step 2  Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot, celery, onion and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the onion softens.

Step 3  Add split peas, ham hocks and water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or until ham hocks are tender and the meat is falling away from the bones. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Remove ham hocks from pan. Remove the meat from bones. Coarsely chop meat and set aside.

Step 4  Place one-quarter of the pea mixture in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Return to pan with ham. Repeat with remaining pea mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until hot.

Step 5  Ladle soup into bowls and serve immediately with crusty bread.

 

Pea and Ham Soup

Pea and Ham Soup
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