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Pea and Ham Soup

Post by Hughie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:00 pm

To farewell Autumn and with us still feeling the cold in the South of this great land of Oz, I've decided to make pea and ham soup tomorrow. No objections from the lady of the house. Got all the ingredients and if it works out I'll share.

I'm a soup lover! :D

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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by michaelm » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:15 pm


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Post by bonzo » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:42 pm

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Ha haha ... Good one! :lol:

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Post by Hughie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:21 pm

Turned out beautiful. Wife loved it and there is some left for tomorrow. :) Here's the recipe:
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Post by Hughie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:35 pm

Second day of this soup was so lovely, even better than the day before. :)

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Post by Hughie » Sat May 05, 2018 11:04 am

Cooler weather approaching down under, so it's Pea and Ham soup for us this weekend. Again, following that recipe above made with a real hock. :roll:

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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by Sarah » Sun May 06, 2018 6:45 am

We are on the same page Hughie just bought a ham hock this weekend my favourite is lentil..

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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by sweet caroline » Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 am

Ham and Lentil ,Scotch Broth my favs.
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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by michaelm » Wed May 23, 2018 12:24 pm

Had a go at this a week or so ago using your above recipe Hughie, the only difference being I made it in my slow cooker, so the method and actual cooking time's were just a bit different.
Still blended about a third of the mixture in a processor though before returning it to the mix.

Got all the ingredients in Lidle's, Stevenston, for round about a fiver. I used yellow split peas for it as that's all they had at the time, but as far as I'm aware there's virtually no difference between them and the green one's anyway.

When I took the Ham Shank out then cut the skin and any excess fat away I only used about half of the meat for the actual soup, which left some over to refrigerate and use for ham sandwiches etc.

Wee bit on the thick side but that's how I like Pea and Ham/Lentil/ Scotch Broth etc. Still got about 6 tasty bowlful's from it though and here's one I prepared earlier ... after I'd half eaten it. :lol:

I'm a bit raw when it comes to homemade soup making, but it's good to have a go and with a wee bit of practise and fine tuning this recipe should do me just fine.

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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by Hughie » Wed May 23, 2018 12:55 pm

Looks good, Michael. As you say there is a fair bit of fat waste from the shank - but that's what adds the flavour to the soup. I also found there was little need to add all the lean meat back to the soup - so just like you I put the remainder back in the fridge for a ham sandwich later. :)

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Re: Pea and Ham Soup

Post by michaelm » Wed May 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Hughie wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:55 pm
As you say there is a fair bit of fat waste from the shank - but that's what adds the flavour to the soup.
That's very true re fat and flavour, Hughie.
I like to see plenty of meat on ham shank's, but I try to steer clear of the one's with next to no fat on them.

My Mammy used to swear by making certain soup's with what's known here as 'Boiling Beef' - which as you'll probably know, is basically just a piece of flank on the bone from the animals rib's.
It's always been a fairly cheap cut to buy, but the fat content of it made it ideal for soup's etc.

Beef Flank is also used in the making of quality Scotch Pies these days and without it they just wouldn't taste the same. :)

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