Cornish New potato, pea and ham soup

  • Cornish New potato, pea and ham soup
Season
Spring/Summer
Skill level
Novice
Preparation Time
6 minutes
Cooking Time
25 minutes
Serves
Serves 4
Categories

This delicious recipe presents some of the best of the summer’s seasonal flavours in a healthy and satisfying soup.

Ingredients

  • 6 - 7 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 500g Cornish New potatoes, diced
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 850ml vegetable or chicken stock, hot
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 180g ham hock, shredded
  • 2 tbsp crème fraiche
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season
  • Sprigs of fresh mint to garnish

Method

  1. 1Put the spring onions into a large pan with the potato, garlic and stock. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 12 - 15 minutes, until the potato is starting to soften. Add the peas to the soup base and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes.
  2. 2Stir in the lemon juice and cool slightly. Remove 4 heaped tbsp of the potato and pea mixture to reserve for the garnish then blend the soup until smooth.
  3. 3With the soup back in the saucepan, add most of the ham hock, reserving a little for the garnish. Heat the soup through, season with salt and pepper then stir in the crème fresh.
  4. 4Serve the soup in bowls, garnished with the reserved peas, potatoes, ham hock and sprigs of mint.