Split pea soup with ham

    Split pea soup with ham


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    About this recipe: A hearty split pea soup made with a nice big ham bone which adds lots of flavour. It's so good to warm up with a bowl of this over the Christmas holidays or on a cold, blustery day.

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g dried green split peas
    • 2 litres water
    • 1 meaty ham bone
    • 150g chopped onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 120g chopped celery
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr50min  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. Place the split peas and water into a large soup pot over medium heat; bring to the boil for 2 minutes; set aside off the heat to cool for 1 hour.
    2. Place the ham bone into the pot with the peas, and stir in onion, marjoram, thyme, garlic granules and salt; bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover the pot and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the ham bone and cut as much ham as possible from the bone; chop the ham and return it to the soup. Discard ham bone. Stir in celery. Bring soup back to a simmer and cook for 45 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt.

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