Lou's Pea and ham soup
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Lou's Pea and ham soup

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Serves 4

A great soup to warm you up and fill your belly on cold winter days!

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  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 4 rashers/125g bacon chopped
  • 2 large or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 600ml/1pt vegetable or chicken stock
  • 300ml/1/2pt milk
  • 500g peas, frozen or fresh
  • 4 slices/125g cooked ham cut into small pieces


    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Gently fry the onions, garlic and bacon over a low heat for about 10 mins until the onions are soft and the bacon is browned.
    2. Add the potatoes and stock to the pan, bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer for about 10 mins until potatoes are cooked.
    3. Pour in milk and tip peas into pan, simmer for a further few mins until peas are done. remove from heat.
    4. Add chopped ham to the pan, then blend until smooth. season with salt, pepper and a little sugar if needed.
    5. Serve with big wedges of homemade crusty bread.

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18th Feb, 2012
Lovely soup thumbs up in my house Hold!!!! I added 1 1/2 pints of stock as didn't Look enough, used 2 potatoes will use 3 next Time as I like it a bit thicker, served with Bread rolls, Ummmmmmmmmmmm!!
27th Jan, 2012
We loved this soup. I only added 1 potato as didn't want it too thick. Worked well. Added half the ham with the peas then the remainder after blitzing. Nice to have visible meat in the soup. Would definitely make this again.
5th Jan, 2012
I have just tried this for the first time and not only were the instructions easy to follow but I had all the ingredients in so hardly any effort required at all. The result, well it's delicious and to be honest I'm quite surprised that I have made something that tasty! Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely show this one off again in the near future.
4th Jan, 2012
This is yummy thanks Lou - we used up our leftover christmas ham and some frozen petit pois due to go out of date , used pancetta as that's what I had - great result. It's very thick so you may want more stock or water.
2nd Jan, 2012
Most delicious Pea and Ham soup I've tasted! Thank you! :-)
29th Dec, 2011
do you need to soak the peas over night and them use them or are they fine to use?
28th Dec, 2011
Really lovely, used leftover Christmas ham and no bacon, but still very tasty. Would definitely make again.
20th Nov, 2011
Great recipe, very easy - just made this for lunch using gammon stock. very tasty and looked good. Will definitely make this on again.
25th Oct, 2011
im sticking to the original recipe here see how it tastes
20th Aug, 2011
really tasty,easy to make ,put some in the freezer took it to our caravan,tasted better thanks lou x


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