Split pea & green pea smoked ham soup

Split pea & green pea smoked ham soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 3 hrs Plus overnight soaking

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

John Torode shares the recipe for one of his all-time favourite soups

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
292
protein
26g
carbs
23g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
5g
sugar
5g
salt
3.56g

Ingredients

  • 1kg gammon or ham hock
  • 200g split peas, soaked overnight
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stick celery, roughly chopped
  • 300g frozen peas
  • crusty bread and butter, to serve

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Method

  1. Put the gammon in a very large pan with 2 litres water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and drain off the water – this helps to get rid of some of the saltiness. Recover with 2 litres cold water and bring to the boil again. Put everything but the frozen peas into the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1½-2½ hrs, topping up the water as and when you need to, to a similar level it started at. As the ham cooks and softens, you can halve it if you want, so it is all submerged under the liquid. When the ham is tender enough to pull into shreds, it is ready.
  2. Lift out the ham, peel off and discard the skin. While it is still hot (wear a clean pair of rubber gloves), shred the meat. Remove bay from the soup and stir in the frozen peas. Simmer for 1 min, then blend until smooth. Add a splash of water if too thick, and return to the pan to heat through if it has cooled, or if you are making ahead.
  3. When you are ready to serve, mix the hot soup with most of the ham – gently reheat if made ahead. Serve in bowls with the remaining ham scattered on top, and eat with crusty bread and butter.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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afewgoodtaters's picture
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Really yummy and filling!

Annie M's picture

Delicious!

barrypatton's picture

Carmen if I am reading the recipe correctly, it says soak the split peas overnight and then add all ingredients - I assume this includes the split peas- except the frozen peas. Will be trying this recipe this week as it looks gogeous.

nc59124's picture

Why does the recipe give split peas soaked in the list of ingredients and then refer to frozen peas in the method? Is there a mistake?

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