Recipes

Pea & ham soup

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 30 minutes

Serves 8 people

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Ingredients

  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 kg green peas, frozen
  • 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch mint, finely chopped
  • 2 cups leg ham, chunky cut
  • ¼ cup cream

To Serve

  • 2 tblsp green peas (reserved)
  • Toasted Sour Dough Bread
  • Herb Butter

Method

  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large deep stock pot over a medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Sauté the onions and spring onion 4 minutes until onions are opaque.
  3. 3.
    Add the green peas, stock and 1 cup of the ham to the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Remove the saucepan from the heat add the parsley and mint to the soup.
  5. 5.
    Using a blender puree the soup until smooth.
  6. 6.
    Add the reserved Ham chunks and peas to the soup. Serve hot with a swirl of cream and toasted sour dough bread with herb butter.
  7. 7.
    Note: This soup is also delicious served with a dollop of basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.

General Information

Note: This soup is also delicious served with a dollop of basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.


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