Pea & Ham Soup

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Serves: 8 | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

400g Tasman leg ham, chunky cut into 2 cups of ham pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
1 kg green peas, frozen
1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock
½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
½ bunch mint, finely chopped
¼ cup cream

To Serve:
2 tblsp green peas (reserved)
Toasted Sour Dough Bread
Herb Butter

    Method:

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep stock pot over a medium heat.
    2. Sauté the onions and spring onion 4 minutes until onions are opaque.
    3. Add the green peas, stock and 1 cup of the ham to the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. Remove the saucepan from the heat add the parsley and mint to the soup.
    5. Using a blender puree the soup until smooth.
    6. Add the reserved Ham chunks and peas to the soup. Serve hot with a swirl of cream and toasted sour dough bread with herb butter.

    Note: This soup is also delicious served with a dollop of basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.

    Results may vary.