Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pea Soup

After smoking such a large ham for Christmas we had a little bit of leftovers. The best leftover recipe I know of for smoked ham is pea soup (but cassoulet isn't too shabby either). I only just started eating pea soup recently and with a nice large ham bone left over and a hankering to use my Christmas present (a Cuisinart hand blender) I decided it was just the thing to do with my leftovers.

Pretty isn't it!

1 stalk celery
1 carrot
1 potato (peeled)
1/2 yellow onion
3 green onions
1 clove garlic
1 ham bone with some meat on it
1/2 package of dry split peas
3 chicken bullion cubes
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon of curry, black pepper, and smoked paprika
4 cups water

In a sauce pan add the peas and just enough water to cover them a bit and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Then take off the heat and cover for a half hour. Drain the remaining water and add to the crock pot

Along with the chopped veggies, spices and the ham bone

Then add the water and the wine

Cover and let cook 6 or more hours

Then take your hand stick blender and puree til smooth.
(Please excuess the amount of blender pics, I got a little excited)

Served with popovers it is a delicious way to enjoy the smokey ham another day.

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