Spicy Pea & Ham Soup

Spicy Pea & Ham Soup
This hearty soup is a complete warm-you-up meal that everyone will love! Enhanced by the delicious flavours of Afrikoz Spices EAST blend, you'll be smacking your lips for some time afterwards.
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
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  • 250g green split peas soaked (yellow are good too)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tsp Afrikoz Spices EAST blend (depending on your preferred heat level)
  • 2 ham hocks (sliced if possible or left whole)
  • 6 cups hot chicken or beef stock
  • ½ cup cream
  • Coriander to garnish
  1. Heat butter in a large pot and add vegetables and Afrikoz Spices EAST blend. Stir until onions are opaque.
  2. Add ham hocks and stir.
  3. Cover with stock.
  4. Add split peas, stir and bring to the boil.
  5. Put lid on and simmer for 1.5 hours stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove skin from hocks and throw away.
  7. Break up the ham into smaller pieces and remove ham hock bone if whole. (Set the bone aside for the person that likes to chew ham bones!)
  8. If sliced ham hocks were used, some ham will fall off the bone anyway... it's all good.
  9. Add cream and stir.
  10. Serve in bowls with torn coriander on top.
On the morning of the day you're having this soup, pour split peas into a large bowl and cover with cold water. Add enough water so there's about a finger height above the peas. Cover with cling wrap and allow to soak for around 6 hours (or overnight if you prefer). Drain.