I’ve made fresh soups by the bucket loads to serve 100+ people but with just me and My parner i thought I’d use my new soup maker that her mom got me for my birthday, I’ll do the recipe as if I was doing it the traditional way.
9oz frozen peas
1tsp thyme, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

3 onions, chopped

5oz ham, chopped (I used a cooked ham shank)

18floz vegetable stock made from stock cubes

Salt and pepper

3tbsp veg oil
Add the onion, garlic and oil to a high sided pan over a medium heat and fry for 4-5 minutes until onions are translucent, add the peas and stir.

Pour in the stock, add the ham, season with salt and pepper, add the thyme and turn down to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. 

Check the seasoning and add more if needed and whizz in a food processor or use a stick blender to liquidise.

Sprinkle a little smoked paprika on top and serve with a chunk of freshly cooked bread.