Pea and ham soup.

Slow cooker pea and ham soup

Today was a pea and ham soup sort of day. I’ll have enough of this for lunches this week. I won’t be lighting any matches tonight that’s for sure.

Green split peas
Green split peas


  • Green split peas (500 grams)
  • Queensland nut oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Leek (2, sliced)
  • Garlic (1 clove, crushed)
  • Baby green peas (1 cup, frozen)
  • Broccolini (1 bunch)
  • Celery (4 stalks)
  • Ham hock (1)
  • Leaf of Bay (1)
  • Water (2 litres)
  • Whole green peppercorns (1 tin)
  • Iodised salt


  • Sauté the leeks and garlic first.
  • Add everything (sans frozen baby green peas) into the slow cooker.
  • Turn the slow cooker on for 6 hours.
  • Remove the ham hock and dissect the muscle away from the bone.
  • Rip and tear the muscle bundles into smaller pieces.
  • Purée the soup with a stick blender and add the frozen baby green peas while blending.
  • Add the ham to the puréed soup and season to taste.
  • Aliquot some for dinner and keep the rest refrigerated in a container.
  • Be prepared to fart all night.


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