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Lamb and pearl barley soup

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:49 AM

Serves 6

800 gm lamb neck, bone in, cut into 4 pieces (ask your butcher to do this)lamb neck, bone in, cut into 4 pieces (ask your butcher to do this)
60 gm pearl barley, soaked in water overnight
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 small turnip, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 leek, washed and thinly sliced
350 gm white cabbage, thinly sliced
ΒΌ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Bouquet garni
2 fresh bay leaves
6 celery leaves
2 stalks flat-leaf parsley
3 sprigs thyme

1 In a large saucepan combine lamb and barley with 3 litres cold water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
2 For bouquet garni, wrap herbs in muslin, tie with kitchen twine and add to pan.
3 Season broth with sea salt and simmer, skimming occasionally, for 1 hour, then add vegetables except cabbage and simmer for 2 hours.
4 Remove lamb from broth, remove meat and return to soup, add cabbage and simmer for 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and serve scattered with parsley.

edit on 1/28/2011 by 12m8keall2c because: added link and required external source tags

posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 09:27 AM
Oh how perfect are you! I was looking fro a soup to make and this is right up my ally!

Going to give this one a try this weekend! Its cold here right now so this will be warming

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 10:29 AM
I'd throw some fennel seeds in there as well - lamb loves fennel seeds.

Just crush them up in pestle and mortar

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