Every so often a ham bone comes into my possession, for which I am always grateful. This is usually thanks to my brother-in-law Darren, who sometimes puts out a ham for family gatherings, and who is generous enough to part with the bone so that I may have it.
Once or twice, when friends have served ham at a dinner party, I have had had the nerve to ask them for the bone. And to take it with me when they said yes. What can I say? I am unable to resist a good ham bone. Because I know that where there is a ham bone, there is also a pot of smoky black bean soup.
This week’s Family Dish features a recipe for hearty black bean soup flavored with a meaty ham bone, sweet and smoked paprika, and a splash of sherry. To read the entire post, and to get the recipe for Smoky Black Bean and Ham Bone Soup, head to the Washington Post’s All We Can Eat blog. Buon Appetito!