Optional: If you make this I highly recommend saving the bone so you can make this ultimate Ham Bone Soup, it’s the perfect leftover soup: Shred ham from the bone. Then place leftover ham bone in a large stockpot and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6 cups. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 40 minutes. Remove and discard ham bone. Add ham, one chopped onion, 2 cups peas and ¾ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves; season with sea salt and cracked pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly and blend using a stick blender.