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Pea Soup made from gammon joint leftovers
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PEA AND HAM SOUP

So creamy and tasty, one bowl isn't enough. Our favorite green pea and gammon soup is exceptionally good when made from leftover ham and with a hint of mint to add some warmth to colder days.
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 147kcal
Author Lea

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 l ham stock
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium potato
  • frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbps fresh mint handful
  • salt
  • ham decoration
  • 100 ml double cream decoration

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and cut the potato into small cubes.
  • Fry the onion.
  • Once the onion has softened, add the chopped potato and garlic then fry for an additional 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Pour over the stock and cook on a moderate heat for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the frozen peas and mint to the pot and boil for an additional 3 – 4 minutes (don’t boil the soup for too long as the mint would lose its nice fresh flavour and the pea’s bright green colour).
  • Blend the soup (use a hand blender or a stand blender, whichever you have available).
  • Decorate the soup with a splash of cream and diced ham on top and serve with bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 916IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg