Pea and ham soup – it’s just so comforting. And I make my pea and ham soup, just like my Mum and just like my Nana – by pulling out the ham bone from Christmas or Easter out of my freezer!
It’s super simple and something delicious to make for your family on a slow Sunday, when you have no plans to leave the house.
It was cold outside (although not cold enough for me to not send the boys out into the backyard to play). I had been watching the whether forecast and had pulled the ham bone out of the freezer a few days prior.
I chopped the onion, celery and carrot and sauteed them a little before adding the ham bone, yellow split peas, veggie stock and bay leaves. And then allow it to simmer for hours before removing the clean ham bones and shredding the ham.
A hearty meal for my boys who had been riding their bikes with Daddy – and I also knew that I’d made enough to freeze some individual portions for lunches during the week.
I served it up to my boys – wondering if they would also enjoy it or if they would be like my brother and refuse to eat it. They devoured the bowl, claiming it taste like ‘bacon and eggs with chicken’.
Recipe: Pea and ham soup
- 2 onions
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 carrots
- 2 cups of yellow split peas
- 1 ham bone
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 liters of veggie stock
- 2 liters of water
- olive oil
- extra water (if you think it’s getting too thick)
Dice the onion, carrot and celery. Saute in a little olive oil and then add in the split peas, ham bone, bay leaves, veggie stock and water. Bring to a simmer.
Allow to simmer for 3 hours or until the ham comes away from the bone and the soup has thicken. Remove the ham bone, shred the ham and return to the soup.
Serve warm with crusty bread and big hugs.
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