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Excellent and unctous. I used a couple ham hocks as others have, but when I make this next I will likely used smocked hocks for extra flavour.
This recipe is awesome!! I too use ham hocks and it tastes so delicious!!! It's also awesome to freeze it. Just fill container 3 quarters full as it expands like everything frozen does. Recommending this too all my family and friends. Thanx mate!!
Yum this is delicious. Very thick and creamy as the split peas reduced right down for me. I grated my carrot like I do for most soups and also added a tablespoon of veggie stock powder. Thanks for another keeper Terese.
This was the best pea and ham soup I've ever tasted!! I've never had this soup with mint, totally loved the fresh taste it added. I used two smoked ham hocks and did as Jan did, cut the meat up and added it to the soup. I chopped the garnish mint so that it could be stirred through. Served with sour dough bread. Thanks Terese for helping me get over a childhood phobia of pea and ham soup!!
I love pea and ham soup, it's one of my favourites in winter. This is fantastic, I love the mix of thyme and mint (I usually only use mint) and loved the garlic. I used a meaty ham hock, and about 1 1/2 hours into the cooking, added some stock powder-about 1 tablepoon of vegetable and chicken (half each). I removed the bone, allowed it to cool, then shredded the meat and added it back to the soup. You can't always do this with bacon bones so I prefer a hock. I also added heaps of pepper which I love in this soup. I've now frozen this in 10X2 portion containers.
CAUTION ON THIS RECIPE : Do NOT cheat on 1) the required amount of ham bones even if you have to beg at your friendly neighborhood butcher; and 2) cooking time or it wont be the same. I have done this recipe thrice and they turned out well. During the first try, I followed the recipe to the letter and it tasted very well. The ham bones provided the salt for the entire dish. During the second and third try, I used ham hocks in addition to the bones and 30 minutes before it was about to be cooked, added a few tablespoons of tomato sauce. It was wonderful and my family truly enjoyed it. We will be doing this over and over again. Thanks for sharing !