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    Pea and Ham Soup

    If you don't have a ham bone, use stock instead of water, and finish the soup with 200g chopped ham.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 200g yellow or green split peas, rinsed and drained
    • 1.5 litres water
    • 1 ham bone (from a cooked ham)
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • ½ leek, chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • Chopped parsley to serve

    Method

    1. Put the peas and water in a large pan, bring to the boil and skim off any scum. Meanwhile, cut off any ham from the bone. Dice and set aside.
    2. Add the carrot, onion, leek, bay and bone to the peas. Season, cover, return to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes or till the peas are tender. Remove the bone and bay. Purée the soup. Return to a clean pan, reheat and check the seasoning. Ladle into bowls, garnish with the ham and parsley and serve.

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