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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.

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sdowswell January 11, 2010

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!!

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Chef Shez January 03, 2009

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.

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Jewelies June 01, 2006

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!!

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Fairy Nuff May 21, 2006

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.

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JustJanS April 07, 2005

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 !

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Polar Bear January 26, 2004
Pea and Ham Soup