Pea and ham soup

I got a ham in for the Christmas craziness, and in that craziness it never got eaten. So needless to say, I was left with a lot of ham to do something with. One thing I decided to do was make soup. Soup is so easy, it fills you up and freezes well. And for the most part it’s healthy!


1 Ham bone, with a little meat left on it

1 Large yellow onion, diced

2 Garlic gloves, sliced

1 Medium potato, diced

2 Medium carrots, sliced

1 Box frozen peas, 10 oz

3 ½ Cups of chicken stock

1 Rosemary sprig

3 Fresh sage leaves

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add in the carrots, onion and garlic. Cook gently for about 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent and the carrots soft.

Add the potato, ham bone and herb. Stir a little.

Pour in the chicken stock, cover with teh lid and simmer on a medium heat for 30 minutes.

After 3o  minutes, take the ham out of the pan and place on a chopping board.  Pull of any ham that is left on the bone and…

… put it back into the pot

Pour in the peas, and cook for 3 minutes or so, until they aren’t frozen anymore

Blitz everything in a blender, of all the kitchen gadgets I have stashed away, I don’t have an immersion blender

Serve with some fresh bread and a dollop of sour cream.f

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