Pea and Ham Soup

I have to say that I think this is up there with one of my favourite soups. I made it after I had slow cooked a Gammon yesterday, which you can find the recipe for here.

The leftover stock from the Gammon really does make a difference to this recipe but if you don’t have any, chicken stock is the next best thing.

It is really quick and easy to make and you don’t need a fancy blender to get it nice and smooth, a stick blender would do the job fine. It also makes a great Pasta sauce, I will be using some of the soup to make some sort of Pasta dish for lunch later on this week.

For 4-6 servings you will need:

  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1/2 head of Broccoli chopped
  • 350g Frozen Peas
  • 800ml Stock
  • large handful of Spinach
  • leftover Gammon for garnish (you could use regular Ham or crispy Bacon if you don’t have this)
  • Cream/Yoghurt/Olive Oil for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper

    Sweat the Onion on a low heat for around 10 minutes until soft.


    Add the Broccoli and Stock then bring to the boil.


    After 2 minutes add the Peas and boil for another minute.


    Turn off the heat and add the Spinach, you don’t have to use the Spinach but it gives the soup a nice colour.

    Blitz the Soup.


    Serve with toppings. Ive got some shredded Gammon, chopped Spinach and a little Cream and Olive Oil with some toasted Rye Bread on the side.


    Hope you enjoy!

    L x

     

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