Ham and Pea Soup

This soup is sprinkled with cooked ham. A very British twist on the crouton.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bulb of garlic, finely chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 900g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 500g cooked ham, diced into 1-2 cm cubes
  • 1500ml ham stock
  • 500ml milk
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • Creme fraiche
  • Chopped parsley

Heat the butter in a pan and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook out for 3 minutes.

Slowly pour in the stock, stirring continuously, then add the milk. Bring to the boil, add the peas and cook for no more than 5 minutes. Purée in a blender in batches. Do not overfill the blender more than half way for each batch.

Return the soup to a clean pan. Season, add the ham and warm through. Purée again and serve with crème fraiché and chopped parsley.

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