Instant Pot Ham Bone Pea Soup

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This soup transforms a few ingredients into such a good soup. Marius remembers his Mom simmering the hambone all night…simmering the soup all day…not anymore with the instant pot! I started my soup at 4 pm and we ate it at 6.

You can see it on youtube here- https://youtu.be/CrJJamHBqnc

Lets start by making the broth-

In your instant pot put-

your leftover hambone, mostly picked clean of meat (cube and reserve the meat for later)

2 carrots, 2 head garlic (skin on!)

2 bay leaves and 3 litres of water

Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, let it rest for 20 minutes after, then do manual pressure release. Too soon after its done pressure with soup and you’ll paint your kitchen with soup in my experience!

Strain your broth into a separate bowl/pot.

In your instant pot put-

3 cups split peas

2 quarts/litres broth

1-2 tbsp curry powder, depending on taste preferences (swap for 1-2 tsp each cumin powder, turmeric and coriander powder if don’t have curry powder)

2 tbsp dried minced onions (or 1/2 c chopped onion)

Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes, let sit 10 minutes, then manual pressure release. This is going to be thicker than you want, but you still have broth leftover to thin it to preference. Stir in your reserved cubed meat, as well as pick the meat off the cooked bone.

Now is when you salt and pepper your soup to taste. Hams vary in saltiness so I don’t suggest salting it until the end.

 

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