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  • olive oil
  • 2 leeks, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ½ small swede, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • about 300g cooked ham hock, pulled into chunks
  • 200g Savoy cabbage or other greens, shredded


  • STEP 1

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Cook the leeks until soft then add the carrots and swede. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, then stir in the smoked paprika and cook for a minute more.

  • STEP 2

    Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then add the potatoes and ham hock and simmer gently for another 10 minutes. Add the greens and cook for 5 minutes.


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