Pea and Ham Hock Soup

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Experience the comforting embrace of a bowl of homemade Pea and Ham Hock Soup. A delightful harmony of flavours that will warm your family’s soul and tantalise the taste buds. Tender, smoky ham hocks simmered to perfection, releasing their rich essence into a vibrant sea of vibrant green peas. Each spoonful reveals a velvety texture and a symphony of flavours for the chilliest of days.
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 potatoes cubed peeled
  • 2 carrots chopped peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
  • 1 ham hock fat trimmed rindless skin off
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 2L water

Step 1
Heat oil in a large saucepan or stock pot. Add onion and celery, cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots, potatoes, split peas, ham hock and chicken stock cubes mixed with 2 litres of water.

Step 2
Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 50-60 minutes until vegetables are cooked and ham hock is very tender. Remove pan from heat. Remove ham hock and allow it to cool.

Step 3
Cut meat from the bone and shred finely.

Step 4
Blend the soup until smooth with a hand blender.

Step 5
Bring soup slowly back to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Add ham meat. Serve with crusty bread.


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