Find tried and tested recipes from McCarthy Stone homeowners, teams and the restaurant chefs in our assisted living (Retirement Living PLUS) developments

Ham Hock and Barley Soup

This hearty soup recipe is delicious, warming and packed with healthy vegetables. It’s filling enough for a main course and perfect on a cold wintery day mopped up with some buttered bread.

Posted 21 December 2020
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Prep: 2 hours (including cooking) Cook: 105 minutes


For the soup

  • Ham hock (about 1.3kg)
  • 2 carrots (small diced)
  • 2 celery sticks (small diced)
  • 1 large onion (small diced)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme
  • 2 bulbs of crushed garlic
  • 50g pearl barley
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
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