In a large saucepan, put the shank, pour water, season to taste with salt and cook for at least an hour. Add the peas and cook for another hour.
Peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes, add to the soup and cook for about 30 minutes.
Take the knuckle out of the soup, cut the meat from the bone, cut into cubes and put it back into the pan.
Finely chop the onions and carrots, fry in vegetable oil until half ready. Put the vegetables in the soup and cook for 20 minutes over low heat, salt and pepper to taste.
Add the smoked meat sliced into the soup, cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add chopped greens and let it infuse under the lid for 10 minutes.
Smoked pea soup is hearty, aromatic, tasty and rich. Cooking such a soup is not too difficult, it is perfect for a hearty dinner, the recipe with photos will help to prepare this soup even for not experienced chefs. Smoked soup is great for men after a hard day's work.