Pea & Ham Soup
Salt & Pepper
Fry the onions in the butter until translucent, add garlic, fry quickly to release the flavor, but do not overcook the garlic, add the stock and bring to a boil, and add sprigs of thyme into the boiling stock.
Add peas and bring to a boil. Remove thyme and add ham. At this point I also add some meat from an Eisbine. Remove the pot from the heat using a stick blender, blend the mixture. I like to have some texture to my soup, so I do not make it to smooth. But that’s all a personal choice. Season to taste.
When serving, cut up the pancetta, fry lightly and place into bowl of soup. Take some fresh cream and just drizzle over lightly, with a few croutons…and you have the perfect pea and ham soup! Serve with freshly baked cibatta and you have the perfect meal for rainy days!