Traditional Scottish Lentil Soup with Ham Hock

Traditional Scottish Lentil Soup with Ham Hock

Traditional Scottish Lentil Soup with Ham Hock

Traditional Scottish Lentil Soup with Ham Hock

This has gotta be up there with my most popular recipe posts, so since I was batch cooking a whole lot of soups to stock the freezer for winter time ❄️ it seemed only right that I recorded a video to update it.
If you haven’t tried this recipe – get on it 😉 and if you have, then please let others know in the comments if you like it (or love it)
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g lentils ⁣
  • 1 ham hock ⁣
  • 4 ham stock cubes ⁣
  • 3 litres water ⁣
  • ½ swede
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 onions ⁣
  • 2 bay leaves ⁣
  • 1 large handful parsley

Instructions
 

  • Rinse out lentils with water, until the water is clear after rinsing ⁣(you can leave them soaking for 30 mins then rinse if you want but not necessary)
    300 g lentils ⁣
  • Grate swede and carrots, finely chop onion and add to large soup pot
    1/2 swede
    2 carrots
    2 onions ⁣
  • Add ham hock, bay leaves and stock to soup pot with veggies ⁣
    1 ham hock ⁣
    2 bay leaves ⁣
    4 ham stock cubes ⁣in 3 litres water ⁣
  • Add lentils to the pot, using a little extra water to rinse out bowl containing lentils
  • Add lid to pot and allow to cook on medium heat for approx 2 hours ⁣
  • After 1 hour, add roughly chopped parsley to pot and continue cooking ⁣
    1 large handful parsley
  • After 2 hours cooking time, remove the ham hock from the pot to shred it. Whilst hot: remove fat and strip meat from bone in chunks. Then allow to cool before breaking up into shreds with hands/fingers⁣
  • Use potato masher (yep, that trusty utensil!) to mash up your soup to achieve desired consistency ⁣
  • Add shredded ham hock back into soup pot and season if necessary ⁣

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 571mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 12gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2575IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Soup
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