Everyone I've made this for loves it. Hearty winter soup made with fresh veg, lentils and ham shank (ham hock). The secret is using the water the ham was cooked in as stock for the soup. You can't go wrong with this soup but as with everything you will find you can easily adjust the ingredients to your own taste the more times you make it. If you're making this for a group of people it can easily be made the day before and tastes even better the following day.
Serve with Irish wheaten or soda bread. Enjoy!
Altered ingredient amounts. I left out the curry powder. Soup still tasted great - 16 Jun 2010
This was lovely My 3 kids loved it as well as their dad and I as well. Can't wait tomake it again, thanks for sharing. - 16 Jun 2010
this is a soup worth cooking, I changed the curry powder for half a spoon of mustard powder and had to add more stock because the lentils just soaked up the liquid that had covered the shank. Brilliant for cold days and I will freeze some to see how that works too. - 15 Jan 2013