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Pea and ham soup

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 750g frozen peas
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 x 200g unsmoked gammon steaks, fat trimmed
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 tsp reduced-fat cream

Recipe Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion for 10 minutes or until softened but not coloured.
  2. Stir in the peas and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add gammon steaks and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Lift out gammon and set aside on a board. Blend soup until completely smooth. (Do it in batches, if necessary.) Meanwhile, shred gammon into fine pieces, discarding any fat.
  4. Return soup to the pan. Reheat. Add shredded gammon and chives. Check seasoning. Divide among four warmed soup bowls and garnish with reduced-fat cream, extra chives and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

EACH SERVING: 1 583kJ, 21g fat (8g saturated), 21g carbohydrate (7g total sugars).

Each Serving:

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