Pea and Ham Soup

Enjoy a hearty, substantial supper with James Martin's pea and ham soup flavoured with fennel and fresh herbs
By James Martin
Pea and Ham Soup
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • large knob butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 heads fennel, thinly sliced
  • 400 g cooked ham, cubed
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 600 g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped mint

Method

1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion, garlic, leek and fennel for 10-15 minutes until soft and golden.

2. Add the ham, white wine and chicken stock. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.

3. Tip in the frozen peas, fresh herbs and plenty of salt and pepper. Bring back to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Serve.

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