HAM HOCK SOUP
Step 1 Place the hock in a large enough saucepan and pour in the water. Bring to a simmer and simply add all the other ingredients except the parsley. Simmer partially covered for 40 minutes.
Step 2 Remove the ham hock and leave to cool for a few minutes before removing the skin, shredding and adding to the soup. Alternatively whizz the soup before returning the shredded ham hock to the saucepan.
Step 3 Serve with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.