Lucky Recipes

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Ham Hock Soup


  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Easy!
  • Serves: 5-6
Ham Hock Soup

Ingredients

• 1 ham free-range ham hock

• 1/2 white onion (finely diced)

• 1 cup soup mix (soaked overnight, rinsed & drained)

• 4 garlic cloves (finely diced)

• 30g ginger (chopped finely)

• 1 hot chill (chopped finely)

• 1 carrot (peeled & chopped into half moons)

• 1 celery stick (chopped finely)

• 1 cup cauliflower florets

• 1 cup broccoli florets (save the stalk! You can use it when you do mashed veges)

• 3 potatoes (boiled, drained & mashed)

• Handful silverbeet (roughly chopped)

• 2 litres water

• 1 TSPN white pepper

• 1 TSPN Lucky Taco Chilli Salt

• 1 TSPN ground cumin

• 1 TSPN turmeric

• 3cm piece lemon peel

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 TBSPN worcestershire sauce

• 1 TBSPN dark soy

• 1TBSPN white wine vinegar

• Salt & pepper to season

• Juice of half an orange

Method

• In a large pot over a medium heat, gently fry off your onions, garlic, chilli, ginger, carrot & celery.

• Nestle the ham hock in the centre of the pot

• Pour in the water.

• Then add EVERYTHING else to to pot.

• Give it a jiggle and bring everything to the boil.

• Then turn it down to a simmer with the lid half on - half off.

• Cook for an hour.

• After an hour, turn off the heat and remove the hock.

• Let the hock cool and then pull the meat off the bone.

• Put the meat back into the soup and mix well.

• The soup should have thickened.

• TASTE TASTE TASTE!

• It'll need adjusting with seasoning.

• If it's too chick - add some chicken stock. If it's too watery - then cook it down some more.

• The last bit's up to you!

• Faff until it's 'just right'.

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