Classic Pea and Ham Soup
Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Serves 8 people
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
2 tblsp green peas (reserved)
Toasted Sour Dough Bread
Heat the olive oil in a large deep stock pot over a medium heat.
Sauté the onions and spring onion 4 minutes until onions are opaque.
Add the green peas, stock and 1 cup of the ham to the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat add the parsley and mint to the soup.
Using a blender puree the soup until smooth.
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.
Note: This soup is also delicious served with a dollop of basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.