Pea and Ham Soup

IMG_4241Winter is well on us now and this means I need soup to warm me up! I made this one in the Bulk Nutrients Kitchen this week which also saw me utalise my kCook which I just love and it is so easy to use, easy to clean and I can stick the lid on and just let it do its thing! Then its all ready for me to just devour!

If you want to read my full kCook review you can do here.

This spread to multiple members of the Bulk Team even some of the onsite builders had a taste!

If you aren’t a fan of adding in the pea protein, that’s fine this is simple to omit. If you wan to thicken this up just add a tsp or two of cornflour (but dissolve it in a small amount of water first before adding it to avoid clumpiness in your soup!)

Pea and Ham Soup
Serves: 6 people

Ingredients
2 onions
2 carrots
300g split peas
400g frozen peas
1tsp garlic powder or 1 crushed garlic clove
1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
3 ½ c hot water
500g ham hock *
1-2 scoops Bulk Nutrients Natural (RAW) Pea Protein
Salt and pepper

Directions

Step: chopping your vegetables in the kCook

Step:2 chopping your vegetables in the kCook

kCook Directions
1. Set up your kCook with the chopping blade.
2. Add your onion and carrot roughly chopped into the bowl and process for 20seconds until chopped. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides.
3. Remove the chopping blade and insert the paddle.
4. Dissolve your stock cube in 1/2c water and add this, with the remaining water to the bowl with the garlic and split peas.
5. Adjust your kCook timer to the one pot, 3rd setting, temp:3, time:1hr and stir: level 1. Press the start/pause button and away it goes.
6. Remove the lid and add your frozen peas. Replace the paddle with the blending blade – select the chop function and process for 1minutes 30seconds to a soup consistency, you can leave chunkier if you like. Press stop.
7. Switch back to the processing blade and add your ham. Place the lid back on and reset the timer to one pot cook for another 15minutes at heat level 3.
8. Season if required but ham hock is salty for carful on salt addition.

To serve: with crusty bread, croutons, spring onion, sesame seeds, chilli, bacon pieces etc.
*I used a pre-cooked and shredded ham hock available in the pork meat section of your supermarket

IMG_4243Stove top
1. In your soup pot sauté your onion (chopped) and garlic till softened.
2. To a soup pot add your carrot (chopped) and cook for another 2 minutes.
3. Dissolve your stock cube in 1/2c water and add this, with the remaining water to the bowl with your split peas.
4. Cook for 45minutes until your split peas are well softened.
5. Add if your frozen peas and cook for another 15minutes. With your Kenwood TriBlade Hand blender and the Soup Blender attachment place into the soup and blend to a smooth soup, or if you like chunky you can leave as is! Add your ham hock and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
6. Season if required but ham hock is salty for careful on salt addition.
7. Serve!

To serve: with crusty bread, croutons, spring onion, sesame seeds, chilli, bacon pieces etc.
*I used a pre-cooked and shredded ham hock available in the pork meat section of your supermarket

Notes: to speed up, soak your split peas for two hours (or longer) prior to using as this will soften then quicker.

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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  Per 100g Per serve (333g)
Energy (kj) 505kj (121cal) 1680kj (402cal)
Protein 10.6g 35.2g
Fat

–          Saturated

4.4g

1.6g

14.7g

5.4g

Carbohydrates

–          Sugars

7.6g

1.6g

25.4g

5.5g

Sodium (mg) 22mg 74mg
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About nfrain

A passion for a healthy life, body and mind. A discussion of my experiences and thoughts with some tips and tricks along the way.
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