Friday, 20 March 2015

Sunday Soup - Pig Pick -n- Vegetable in North Carolina!

Anytime we have a Sunday roast I will boil up any bones and make a soup for Sunday evening and maybe Monday lunches.

At a family engagement party in North Carolina last weekend we had a pig roast or 'pig pick' as they call it down south.  Believe me there are some serious bones left after that!!
When the guests were finished demolishing the roast pig I wanted to save the bones for stock. This was a stock opportunity I didn't want to miss!
I asked my sister if she wanted me to make some stock from the bones, she didn't but the chief pig pick chef, Dan wanted me to come back the following day and make him some soup. We were all invited back for lunch on Sunday which was a great opportunity to make the stock and soup in situ.

The cabin was equipped with a large stock pot, just perfect for fitting in all the pig bones, some laden with meat.
All of the bones including the trotters (feet) went into the stock pan!
While I was working on my soup Dan was making some fried Hush Puppies - little balls of a local dough deep fried and served warm and crispy.
The final soup bubbling away.  Dan had asked for some fresh curly kale to be added to the final mixture.  There was nothing in the soup except a home made stock from the bones, carrot, onion, celery, pepper, courgette, kale and the meat from the bones along with some salt & pepper and some spices from the larder.  This was a pot full of home made goodness!
My sister used some of the bones to make a green split pea soup as well.
Everyone was so interested in the final product and wanted a cup full. There were some jars left over from the party decorations so we bottled the soup up and gave everyone some to take home!
I had fun making a healthy and nutritious as well ad delicious soup and everyone had something hot with their lunch as well as some to take home. Win-win all around!!

8 comments:

  1. Wow.. wish I could get one for me too :)
    Looks delicious.

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  2. Great use of all those bones, and sounds totally delish. Love the idea of a 'pork pick'!

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    1. I hate throwing bones away before using them for soup.

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  3. Great use of what I'm guessing most people would throw away.
    Janie x

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    1. It's waste not want not in our house!

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  4. My mother always boils up the bones for stock or soup, seems a crying shame not to. Sounds like you've been having fun times on your travels :)

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    1. I never waste a chance to make a free pot of soup!!

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