Chunky Ham and Vegetable Broth
1kg Australian ham bone or ham hock
10 cups water
2 sticks celery, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 turnips, peeled & cubed
salt and pepper to taste
cup parsley finely chopped to garnish
crusty bread to serve
Place the ham bone and water into a large saucepan and simmer for 1.5 hours. Prepare vegetables.
Remove bone from the pot and tease the meat from the bone and chop into chunks.
Return the meat to the pot along with barley and prepared vegetables and simmer for an additional 50-60 minutes until barley is tender.
Season to taste and garnish with parsley. Serve hot with crusty bread.
Source: Australian Pork