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Lancashire Pea and Ham Soup Recipe at MyDish

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Lancashire Pea and Ham Soup

by John H Glen

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    Once again, delightful memories of childhood, this Pea and Ham Soup was a winter staple at our house and this recipe has been passed down for at least 4 generations.


    1. Soak the peas as directed on the packet (or see notes) then in a large soup pan add the peas, water celery, carrots, onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes now reduce the heat to slow simmer cover the pan and cook 45 to 60 minutes until the peas are tender.

    2. Add the parsley and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes until thick now you can puree the peas in a blender or pass through a sieve or just leave as is if you like a chunky soup.

    3. Fine-tune the seasoning, add the diced ham, and serve with a swirl of cream or a sprinkling of chopped parsley on top.


    A Few Notes about Dried Peas Soaking Dried Peas, Overnight Method, Put 1 cup / 200grams / 7 ounces dried peas into a large bowl with 3 cups / 700ml / 1¼ pints tepid water. Do not add any salt. Quick soak Method, Put 1 cup / 200grams / 7 ounces dried peas into a large saucepan with 3 cups / 700ml / 1¼ pints water. Bring to the boil and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat. Cover pan and leave to stand for one hour. DO NOT EAT RAW SOAKED PEAS Cooking dried peas, on the stove drain the water from the soaked peas and move peas to a large saucepan. Cover with plenty of fresh water, cover and bring slowly to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to a simmer cook for 40 to 50 minutes or until tender. The longer the soaking time, the shorter the cooking time. If necessary add salt during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. In a slow cooker, proceed as above, adding to the slow cooker after boiling rapidly on the stove for 10 minutes. In the microwave, soak 225g (½ lb) dried peas overnight. Drain peas then transfer to a 2 litre (3½ pt) glass bowl. Add sufficient boiling water to come 1.25cm (½") above peas. Cover and stand bowl on glass plate in case water boils over. Cook on full power for 30 minutes, checking water level after 20 minutes. Top up with boiling water if necessary. Keep covered and leave to stand for 10 minutes. 650-watt microwave. Store dried peas at room temperature in a covered container for up to one year. Canned peas should be stored in a cool dry place and should be used within one year. Soaked or cooked dried peas can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Cooked dried peas can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.


    • by Margaret

      Margaret  Sun Jan 13 2013   • Reply

      I made this with the stock left from the Christmas gammon and it is delicious and very easy to make. But as I live in Spain I try to combine Britsih food with a touch of Spanish ingredients so here's a twist. My local supermarket sells the bone left after carving the Serano ham, I would imagine you could get one from a deli in the UK. Add half a bone (not too much - its salty) to the soup. When the soup is ready to liquidise remove the bone and take off any bits of meat to add to the soup. We are having that for lunch today with my husbands home made bread.

    • by John H Glen

      John H Glen  Sat Apr 7 2012   • Reply

      Thank you it is so nice to get comments like this, Best regards John

    • by Benedict

      Benedict  Thu Apr 5 2012   • Reply

      John, this is simply the best pea and ham soup I have ever made and believe me I have made a few. Your attention to detail on the recipe is brilliant and detailed yet easy to follow and informative. I love the bit on the history of the recipe as well. Thanks for sharing this - well done.

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    • 1 pound Marrowfat Peas. (dried)
    • 8 cups Ham Stock. if at all possible homemade
    • 2 ribs Celery. Chopped finely
    • 2 medium Carrots Peeled and Chopped
    • 1 large onion. chopped
    • 3 teaspoons Fresh Thyme Leaves
    • ½ teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
    • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
    • ½ cup Fresh Parsley. Finely Chopped
    • 2 cups Ham. diced. . preferably from the ham hock you have just used to make the stock
    Pea and Ham Soup Recipe at MyDish

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    Pea and Ham Soup

    by Birds Eye

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      1. 1. Cook the carrot, onion, leek and bay leaves in the vegetable stock until the vegetables are soft

      2. 2. Add the peas and bring back to the boil

      3. 3. Remove from the heat and blend in a liquidiser until smooth

      4. 4. Reheat gently, add the ham and season to taste

      5. 5. Serve sprinkled with parsley

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      • 1 Carrot (chopped)
      • 1 onion (chopped)
      • 0.5 leek (chopped)
      • 2 bay leaves
      • 1.5 l vegetable stock
      • 200g Birds Eye Peas
      • 200g ham (cooked, chopped)
      •  Fresh parsley (chopped, to serve)
      •  pepper
      Grandad's Pea and Ham Soup Recipe at MyDish

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      Grandad's Pea and Ham Soup

      by Adlenton

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        1. 1. Cover shank with water in a big saucepan and bring to boil for 15 mins.

        2. 2. Replace water then bring back to the boil and boil for approximately 60 mins.

        3. 3. Take the shank out of the water and cut off all the fat then cut up the lean meat into bite sized pieces.

        4. 4. Return to existing water then add lentils, the amount determining how thick the soup will be.

        5. 5. Cut up the onion, carrots and potatoes into small pieces and add to the pan. Then add pepper to taste.

        6. 6. Bring all to the boil then let simmer for approx 45 mins, stirring to prevent sticking.

        7. 7. If the consistancy is a bit thick add water.


        • by john watson

          john watson  Tue Oct 6 2009   • Reply

          Ahearty soup for all Grandads, must try it this winter topmarks

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        • 1 Gammon Joint/Ham shank
        • 300g Red lentils
        • 1 Large Onion
        • 2 Large Carrots
        • 2 Potatoes. medium size
        Pea 'n Ham Peppered Soup Recipe at MyDish

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        Pea 'n Ham Peppered Soup

        by cocinero

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          I'm an afficianado of soup (the home made variety of course) this recipe typifies my enthusiasm.


          1. 1.Simply boil to water on the hob in a large pot with the Stock Cubes disolved in add the mashed potatoe. stir in the Pepper
          2. 2.Add peas till soft boiled (few minutes really) save and ladle strain about 1/2 cup of whole cooked Peas
          3. 3. Tranfer the bulk of the Peas to a blender then return them to the pot and stir in. Add the whole Peas
          4. 4. Remove the soup and add the chopped Ham

          5. 5. Serve with Garlic Crusty Bread (suggested) HINT I use the supermarket economy peas they're just as good for soup

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          • 400g Frozen Petite Peas
          • 150g Thick ChoppedhHam
          •  Vegie Stock Cubes
          • 1 Lvl tspn White Ground Pepper
          • 750ml Water
          • 200g cooked mashed potatoe