Citrus and honey bacon hock

Very yummy (PS may not be suitable for V-people) g:)


I got a bacon hock from my local farm shop for £1.12, so this is a very cheap meal.

Preparation and cooking time: Around 3 hours (but worth it)


One bacon hock
6 satsumas
1 lemon
Handful bay leaves
Handful cardamom pods
Handful rosemary
Black pepper
2 tbsp honey
Knob of butter
2 apples
Vegetables of choice

How I did it

Put bacon hock in a big pan with handsful of bay leaves, crushed cardamom pods and rosemary. Season with black pepper. I don’t add salt, as the hock is generally salty enough already.

Add sliced lemon and peeled satsumas (crush segments a little so juices flow freely).

Cover with water. Bring to boil, then simmer for 1 hr 30 mins.


Make yourself a pot of tea, or pour yourself a glass of wine, and relax for an hour.

Prepare vegetables of your choice.

When hock is ready, remove…

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3 responses to “Citrus and honey bacon hock

  1. I’m always looking for new soup recipes. I may give this a go. Happy New Graeme. Wishing you peace and prosperity in the new year 🙂

    • This one is a roast dish, but I usually use the hocks for a soup I call Peanam, which includes peas, broad beans and spelt. I make up big batches and freeze individual portions. Happy new year, Laine 🙂

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