It’s the time of year when all we seem to do is eat. There are year end work functions, Christmas parties, family gatherings and seeing good friends one last time before everybody scatters across the globe on vacation. So much great food is consumed and very often there are tons of left-overs that sits in the fridge. Here is a simple recipe to rework your smoked ham into an incredibly tasty soup that can be frozen for some other lazy evening, or eaten as a starter at your next dinner party.
Left-over smoked pork, chopped
Vegetable or chicken stock, or water
Pinch of salt
Fry the garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Add the pork and peas and stir well. Add your stock or water and boil for 30mins.
Allow to cool and blend until smooth. Return to your pot and season with salt and fresh lemon juice to your liking.
I used frozen peas for this recipe as I had some in the freezer, but you can also use split peas.
DO NOT use tap water! It’s filled with fluoride and gives the soup a strange taste.
You can also use your left-over beef which I find works better with carrots or broccoli.
Only add the salt after cooking the soup it to avoid over seasoning. Remember that smoked pork is sometimes very salty so you may not need any salt at all. Always try first!
It couldn’t be simpler. Serve with freshly baked rolls (I buy the half baked ones) and garnish with a olive oil drizzle and some crispy off cuts for a very chef’e look.