• Fresh Pea And Ham Hock Soup

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    • 50 gm Butter
    • 350 gm Frzn peas
    • 50 gm Plain flour
    • 1 pt Ham stock Salt and pepper
    • 75 ml Double cream
    • 175 gm Frzn petit pois
    • 8 ounce Ham hock, finely diced Croutons, to serve
    • 1 x Ham hock
    • 1 x Onion
    • 1 x Carrot
    • 2 x Bay leaves


    1. Take the ham hock which has been soaked in cool water for 12 hrs. Place in a pan with sufficient water to cover and add in the carrot, onion and bay leaves.
    2. Boil for 1 1/2-2 hrs till meat is tender. Take meat out and remove from the bone and finely chop.
    3. Strain and reserve the stock.
    4. Clean the pan and heat half the butter and add in the peas and cook gently for 5 min, covered.
    5. Add in flour, cook and add in stock slowly. Cook for 15 min. Liquidise soup and pass through a sieve. Return to the heat and season to taste.
    6. Stir in the cream but don't re-boil. Add in petit pois and diced ham. Serve with croutons.

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