Winter means soups and, for me, the king of soups is Pea and Ham. I use a locally cured Ham Hock from our Butcher and good old Australian McKenzie's green split peas. Pea and Ham soup hardly needs a recipe but here is one anyway.
|Ingredients for Pea and Ham soup, I forgot to put the garlic cloves in the photo|
|Rinse split peas until water runs clear|
|And the carrot|
|Sauté onions, garlic, carrot and celery until softened, don't let it colour|
|2 Bay leaves and Thyme adds more flavour. As you can see my Thyme is really struggling at the moment, this tiny amount was all I could pick|