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Thyme scented pea and ham soup

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
1 hr 45 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Infused with a touch of fresh thyme, this ever-popular soup is thick, creamy and always delicious.

Ingredients

Dried green split peas

1½ cup(s), rinsed, (300g)

Leg ham

175 g, (hock), fat trimmed

Brown onion

1 medium, chopped

Celery

1 individual, chopped

Carrot(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Fresh thyme

1 tbs

Frozen green peas

1 cup(s), (120g)

Instructions

  1. Combine the split peas, water, ham hock, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, thyme and 1 litre (4 cups) water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1½ hours, skimming any froth from the surface if necessary.
  2. Using tongs, remove the ham hock from the soup. Allow to cool slightly before removing the meat from the bone. Discard bone. Shred meat with a fork and set aside. Add ¾ cup (90g) of the frozen peas to the soup and simmer for 10 minutes or until peas are tender.
  3. Using a stick blender or food processor, puree soup until almost smooth. Return soup to the pan. Add the remaining peas and shredded meat and stir over low heat until heated through. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.