Pea and Ham Hock Soup

This recipe was given to me by my cousin but I’ve tweaked it a little and instead of spinach I’ve added ham hock. Of course if you are vegetarian you can just leave out the ham and replace with a couple of handfuls of spinach.

It’s heavenly and I’ll definitely be making it again and again.

If you’ve got some frozen peas hanging around and some left over ham hock give it a go. It’s easy peasy! Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Serves 2


1 small onion – diced

30g butter

400g frozen peas – I used petit pois

500ml vegetable stock

Handful of ham hock

Salt and pepper to season


Melt your butter in a pan and sauté your diced onions until soft not browned.

Add your peas, stock and salt and pepper to season.

Allow to simmer for 10 minutes or so.

Remove from heat and blend until smooth.

Add your ham hock, transfer to bowls and enjoy with a big hunk of crusty bread and butter.