Pea and Ham Soup
For most of
Queensland, the mercury has taken a dip in the last couple of
weeks. So with people reaching for their ugg boots and unpacking
their winter clothes, we thought we'd bring you this special winter
warmer recipe to help you raise the temperature. This pea and ham
soup is easy to make and, if you make extra, will make a great
lunch or leftover dinner!
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 brown onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 large carrots, roughly diced
300g ham bones, fat trimmed, but still contains a small amount
of meat (get the butcher to cut it into smaller pieces for you)
500g green split peas
3 celery stalks, finely sliced
2 L water
500g frozen peas
- In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
Sauté the onion, garlic and carrot for a couple of minutes until
the onion starts to soften. Add the ham bone, celery and split peas
and cover with 2 litres of water.
- Lower the heat to a simmer, and simmer for approximately 2.5
hours, until the split peas are completely soft, and the ham falls
off the ham bone. Remove the bones from the pot.
- Add the frozen peas and spinach, stir well and turn off the
heat. Using a roasting fork and a cutlery fork, rip the ham up into
smaller pieces in the pot.
- Serve on a chilly winter night, or enjoy on a chilly winters